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Counterfeit money used in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating the appearance of counterfeit money April 14 at three city businesses.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, truck shot at in dispute

COVINGTON, Ga.-The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of shots fired at a Covington house early Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Computer, cellphone taken from vehicle at Home Depot

COVINGTON, Ga. - A laptop computer and cellphone were reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Industrial Park Boulevard ...

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

MORROW, Ga - The Covington Police Department (CPD) has arrested a Clayton County man in connection with the March 20 burglary of Emergency Pawn.

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican ...

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspicious activity leads to drug, gun arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a man April 12 on gun and drug charges after suspicious activity caught their attention.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tail light stop leads to meth arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Decatur woman April 11 after a stop for no tail lights turned up drugs and a warrant.

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Dealer tags reported stolen

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to Ginn Motor Company April 12 to take a report on the theft of six Georgia dealer ...

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 12

Deangelo Kennard Little, 18, Covington, April 8, theft by deception

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Jury reaches verdict in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton County jury took an hour today to convict Antavian Love, 17, of the June 2016 murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo.

April 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD arrests two after speeding leads to drug charges

The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) was able to arrest a man and a woman with outstanding warrants after initially conducting a traffic stop for speeding ...

April 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Jury scams reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to two reports of jury scams recently.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury hears testimony in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - In the first full day of testimony in the trial of a Covington teen accused of the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, jurors ...

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury selected to hear murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A jury was seated late Monday afternoon to hear the case of a teenager accused in the 2016 murder of a Covington restaurant ...

April 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – A man and woman from Oxford were arrested early Thursday after a traffic stop for a non-working tag light turned up a warrant ...

April 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit reports St. Patrick’s Day weekend stats

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit tallies more than 100 traffic violations, including nine driving under the influence (DUI) charges over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend.

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released from the Newton County School System (NCSS).

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit to target drunk drivers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit will be out in full force this weekend looking for St. Patrick's Day celebrants who drink and drive.

March 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 15

Emanuel Preston Allen Jr, 25, Covington, March 12, battery, cruelty to children, cruelty to children

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


11-year-old charged with making threats

An Oak Hill Elementary School student is facing misdemeanor charges after reports of an online threat surfaced two weeks ago.

March 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two stabbed during fight in Covington

Two people were stabbed, including one critically, during a fight in Covington Sunday.

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO starts St. Patrick's Day patrol

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is starting its St. Patrick's Day early with its H.E.A.T. Unit (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) being out in force. The unit will start today, Wednesday, March 15 and will continue throughout the holiday weekend targeting any and all traffic infractions to include but is not limited to aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence and seatbelt violations.

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO arrests five in vehicle break-in

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested five people early Saturday morning in connection with a vehicle break-in.

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Oxford man arrested after standoff on Emory Street

In a standoff that lasted less than five-hours, the Covington Police Department (CPD) was able to apprehend the barricaded gunman without any reported injuries.

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 8

Georgia Ann Avery, 49, Covington, March 4, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of cocaine, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


BREAKING: Suspect in custody in CPD standoff

UPDATE March 9, 10 a.m.: Jody Allen Reid was officially booked into the Newton County Law Enforcement Center at 7:56 a.m. Thursday morning.

March 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Shoplifting call turns into drug arrest for CPD

Three family members, including a man and woman from Oxford, were arrested by the Covington Police Department (CPD) after a shoplifting call and subsequent search turned up drugs.

March 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop for speeding leads to drug arrest

An Oxford man was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) after a traffic stop and driver's license check led to a vehicle search that turned up drugs.

March 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man arrested after traffic stop turns into chase

A Covington man was arrested after running from a traffic stop and leading a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer on a chase down Newton Drive and Highway 278.

March 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Nine arrested in ongoing NCSO investigation

Nine people have been arrested so far in an ongoing investigation by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

March 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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