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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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Archive By Section - Crime


Newton County Jail Log -Oct 13

o Fordyce Benjamin Townes, 25, 65 Woodcrest Drive, Covington, Sept. 30. Court sentenced.

October 13, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 8

o Latonya Meshawn Avery, 18, 9128 Jefferson Village, Covington, Oct. 2. Probation violation.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 6

• Maurice Quantale Avery, 27, Monroe, Sept. 25. Child support default.

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 3

o Cardell Terrell Pitts, 19, Decatur, Sept. 27. Probation violation.

October 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 1

Socrates Cordell Williams, 21, 770 Oak St., Covington, Sept. 18. DUI, improper lane usage.

Thurman Lewis Aikens, 43, 45 Springlake Terrace, Covington, Sept. 28, Probation violation, child support default.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 29

• Michael Ray Ginn, 41, 175 Oak Hill West Road, Covington, Sept. 18. Speeding, no proof of insurance.

September 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 26

• Michael Edward Gentry, 28, Jackson, Sept. 20. Probation violation.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 24

• Dejon C. Williams, 18, 11307 Leafstone Drive, Covington, Sept. 9. Possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

September 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 22

• Larance Dafreye Franklin, 25, homeless, Covington, Sept. 13. Hold for Paulding Police Department.

September 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 19

o Kenneth Wayne Whitaker, 34, 330 Willow Shoals Dr., Covington, Sept. 2. Reckless driving.

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 17

Albert Thomas Huff, 23, 25 Andrews Road, Covington, Sept. 6. Affixing tint to windows or windshields, DUI, DUI endangering child under 14.

September 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 15

Magdalena Waters, 35, 35 Stone Creek Dr., Covington, Sept. 6. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, Family Violence Act battery, second degree cruelty to children, third degree cruelty to children.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 12

• Derrick Eugene Hall, 34, Miramar, Fla., Sept. 4. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, first degree forgery, giving false name, address or date of birth to law enforcement officers.

September 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 10

o Brandon Naquan Williams, Hampton, 20, Aug. 25. Driving while license suspended, improper lane usage, no proof of insurance, use of license plate to misrepresent, operation of vehicle without current license.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 8

o Kendall Deshawn Barnes, 25, 125 Pleasant Hill Dr., Covington, Aug. 27. Possession of marijuana, no seat belt.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


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