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Gun stolen during break-in

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for breaking into an apartment and ...

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen to stand trial for 2016 killing

COVINGTON, Ga. - A judge has ruled that a 17-year-old from Oxford will stand trial for a 2016 stabbing that left an 18-year-old dead.

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ...

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Two sentenced in 2015 Silos murder

COVINGTON, Ga. – Calling the 2015 murder of Nigiel James "a heinous act for no reason" and criminality a "cancer on our society," Alcovy Judicial Circuit ...

May 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO to honor Deputy White during National Police Week

COVINGTON, Ga. - In 1962, Congress and John .F Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day, and the week has been ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NHS students charged after jumping on patrol car

COVINGTON, Ga. - Two Newton High School students were charged with disorderly conduct after videos surfaced on social media of them standing and jumping on a ...

May 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 10

Courtney Rose Abdel-Hameed, 27, Covington, May 3, forgery – 3rd degree, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Murder suspect denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – Rita Dugar, charged in the Feb. 28 murder of a Covington man, was denied bond at a hearing in Newton County Superior Court ...

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Firearms taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons who broke into a Covington home and ...

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported at Newton High School

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating a reported armed robbery at Newton High School Friday.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for two people responsible for robbing a Covington gas station late Sunday night.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


UPDATE: CPD identifies murder victim burned in woods

UPDATE (May 8, 9:45 a.m.): COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) has identified the man who was murdered and his body left ...

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 3

Julian Cameron Alford, 17, Lithonia, April 27, acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing identification of motor vehicle, aggravated assault on peace officer, burglary, fleeing ...

May 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


CPD makes drug arrest after traffic stop

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Conyers man for cocaine possession Wednesday after stopping him for being an unlicensed driver.

May 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Driver assaulted at red light

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Mansfield man was assaulted at a Covington intersection Tuesday after an unknown male tried to take a tool out of the back ...

May 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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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


Covington man arrested after fleeing deputy in school zone

A Covington man was arrested Thursday morning after speeding in a school zone and fleeing from a deputy.

March 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 1

Malik Abdullah Allah, 18, Covington, Feb. 22, failure to appear

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO responds to vehicle break-ins

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to reports of vehicle break-ins Feb. 27. A gun was stolen in one of the thefts.

March 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests 1 in early morning murder

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has made an arrest in an early morning shooting that left one man dead.

February 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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