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Teen arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A 17-year-old from Covington was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop initiated by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Foot chase for warrant leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and drug charges after leading a Covington police officer on a foot chase Feb. 14.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Noise complaint leads to arrests

Three people were arrested Feb. 11 after a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shadowbrook Trace and found ...

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Trailer stolen on Highway 11

On Feb. 14, a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a report of a trailer theft on Highway 11 South.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 15

Michael Bernard Allen, 50, Ellenwood, Feb. 13, child support default, contempt of court, probation violation

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis has released the identities of the victims from the possible murder-suicide Feb. 9.

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Entering autos reported in Covington

The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports on three entering auto complaints Feb. 13. In one incident, a pistol was stolen.

February 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a woman originally stopped for speeding on drug charges after a baggie containing suspected ecstasy was found in the vehicle.

February 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 8

Christopher Rayshawn Armstead, 30, Conyers, Feb. 2, probation violation

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop for running a red light led to the arrest of a man wanted in Chatham County and took a gun off the ...

February 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests two after chase

Two men are in custody after wrecking on Interstate 20 while fleeing Covington Police Department (CPD) and Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputies in ...

February 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Three arrested on drug charges at local motel

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people and seized drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine, after suspicious activity Feb. 2 prompted an officer to take a ...

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Couple arrested after male jumps from balcony

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a husband and wife Feb. 2 on active warrants out of Jasper County after the male reportedly jumped from a ...

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 1

Adrian Maurice Adams, 33, Augusta, Jan. 26, back for court (witness)

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Illegal dumping reported in Covington

Covington Police (CPD) responded to a report of illegal dumping at the Magnolia Heights Apartments Jan. 30.

February 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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UPDATE: Arrests made in armed robbery at Ingles

UPDATE:

December 31, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 28

Bobby Scott Anglin, 53, Covington, Dec. 27, criminal trespass, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine

December 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Driver, passenger arrested after seen urinating in public

After relieving himself outside a downtown business, a local man led officers with the Covington Police Department (CPD) on a chase throughout town before being taken to jail.

December 23, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 22

Seth Ryan Abernathy, 32, Social Circle, Dec. 19, probation violation

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


U.S. Marshals arrest man in Oxford

A man wanted for three counts of armed robbery in North Carolina was arrested in Oxford Tuesday.

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Scammers impersonating law enforcement/judicial officers, targeting public with "jury duty" scam

The FBI Atlanta Division and its Savannah Resident Agency are warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam wherein the caller impersonates law enforcement or judicial officers and informs the targeted individuals that they have failed to respond to jury duty and are now required to pay associated fines/fees for their failure to appear for those duties.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Harassment, threats result in warrants

A warrant has been issued for a Covington man after reports of harassments and threats against a local police officer.

December 19, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 14

Emmanuel Nairobi Asu, 45, Conyers, Dec. 13, driving while license suspended or revoked, marijuana-possession less than 1 ounce, no proof of insurance, suspended, revoked or canceled registration

December 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Waffle House brawl leads to arrests

After reports of an early morning brawl at the Waffle House at 6137 Highway 278 in Covington on Sunday, Covington Police Department (CPD) Officer Matt Holbrook arrived to find several people scattered about and covered in blood.

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Suspects in 2015 Silos shooting to face joint trial

Two of the three suspects in the shooting death of a 26-year-old Newton man in the Silos of Ellington neighborhood last year will be tried together after the motion for a joint trial was approved by Alcovy Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John M. Ott Tuesday.

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 7

Michael Ryan Allen, 20, Porterdale, Dec. 5, back for court

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


19-year old arrested for murder Tuesday

Elijah William Ramoutar, 19, has been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) for the murder of Alyssa Ann Wright, 19, Tuesday evening.

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


3 Newton County children safe after Amber Alert

The Newton County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert late Thursday night after three children were taken by their father after a domestic dispute in their home, Newton County Sheriff's Investigator Jeff Alexander said Friday morning.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


New Jersey man arrested after driving on I-20 without a tire

After reports of a vehicle traveling down Interstate 20 with no tires, Covington Police Department (CPD) found the reported vehicle, which was in fact missing a tire, and arrested the driver on multiple charges.

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


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