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Body found in Oxford Cemetery

OXFORD, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on patrol in Oxford found the body of a deceased male lying on the ground ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Vehicles entered, purse stolen at Porterdale Elementary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who broke into two cars and stole a purse ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO receives Triple Crown Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) traveled to the National Sheriff's Association conference in Reno, Nevada and received the National Sheriff ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Covington native captured in Conyers after burglary spree

CONYERS, Ga. - A commercial burglary spree has ended with the capture of long-time fugitive Jarvas "Big Show" McElroy. "Big Show," so named by his 6 ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: 3 arrests made in Social Circle shooting

UPDATE (July 7 11:20 a.m.) - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) has charged 3 people with false statements in connection with the Holly ...

July 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


GSP arrests 2 after I-20 chase

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – A man and woman from South Carolina were arrested in Morgan County Monday evening after leading the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) on ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO seizes equipment from suspected pot grow lab

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) seized equipment from a suspected marijuana grow lab in Covington Sunday morning.

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House shot at in Newton County

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for whoever shot up a Covington house late Sunday night.

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Theme School vandalized

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the person or persons who vandalized the Newton County Theme School over the ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Reported threat leads NCSO to make weekend drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy arrested a Covington man Saturday after responding to a report of terroristic threats and finding ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Seatbelt violations lead to drug arrests in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – A man and woman from Covington lost some of their independence Tuesday when they were stopped for not wearing seatbelts and drugs were ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 5

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, July 1, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax)

July 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: June 29

Shad Eric Aaron, 41, Oxford, June 21, probation violation

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO investigates business break-ins

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the people responsible for a string of business break-ins around Covington ...

June 30, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Drugs seized by NCSO

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) took drugs off the street and arrested a Covington man Monday morning after a deputy responded ...

June 29, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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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 today.

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 stole two firearms Tuesday.

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 burning in the woods Saturday.

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 or attempting to elude a police officer, possession of tools for commission of a crime, theft by receiving stolen property

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 of his truck.

May 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD arrests one of Newton’s ‘Most Wanted’

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department took a name off the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) "Most Wanted" list Tuesday when it arrested a Bowman man on warrants and possession of methamphetamine charges.

May 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen arrested after ramming deputy’s car

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington teen was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including felony aggravated assault after intentionally ramming a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) vehicle while trying to get away from deputies.

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Failure to maintain lane, expired tag lead to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Conyers man was arrested by a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on drug charges Thursday afternoon when methamphetamine was found in his truck after a traffic stop.

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


iPhone taken in armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who robbed an Atlanta man April 27.

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 26

Amaurius Nykwon Avery, 17, Covington, April 20, theft by shoplifting

April 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Indecent exposure call uncovers armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of indecent exposure early Wednesday morning and found an armed robbery victim whose clothes had been stolen.

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TVs, computers taken in Covington burglary

COVINGTON, Ga.- Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington house while the resident was away.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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