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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


Newton County Jail Log: April 6

George Earl Anderson, 41, Oxford, March 29, probation violation

April 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


CPD arrests four teens, solves vehicle break-in cases

COVINGTON, Ga. - A tag check on a suspicious vehicle resulted in the arrests of four Atlanta teens, including three juveniles, and may have solved as ...

April 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Speeding on I-20 leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga - A Covington Police Department (CPD) officer arrested two men from Atlanta Sunday after a traffic stop for speeding turned up suspected marijuana and ...

April 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Trial set for teen accused of murder

COVINGTON Ga - Jury selection for the trial of a Covington teen accused in the June 2016 murder of a man who gave him and two ...

April 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Pedestrian killed in Sunday evening accident

COVINGTON, Ga. - A 56-year-old Covington man was pronounced deceased after being struck by a car on Highway 278 Sunday evening.

April 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


School bus involved in hit and run Friday

COVINGTON, Ga. -A local school bus was involved in a hit and run accident Friday afternoon on State Route 142 in Covington. There were reportedly ...

April 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Update: Emergency Pawn burglarized again

UPDATE April 3, 12:30 p.m.: The CPD has identified 18-year-old Juantavious Gardner as one of the three burglary suspects who entered Emergency Pawn ...

April 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Child in car seat found on side of Hwy-11

A man walking on Highway 11 found a male toddler strapped into a car seat on the side of the road Thursday, according to a ...

March 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests three after a gun and drugs are found

A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy, backed-up by Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three men from south Fulton County on gun and drug ...

March 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 28

Jason Nicholas Agoo, 38, Eatonton, March 25, child support default, giving false name/address/ birthdate to law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Vehicles entered at Hampton Inn

The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded March 28 to a report of vehicles being broken into in the parking lot at the Hampton Inn at ...

March 30, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO welcomes new deputies

The 291st Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held its graduation March 24 at the Winder Community Center.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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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


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 23

Bryan Howard Allen, 33, Covington, Nov. 18, probation violation

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO tracks down hot vehicle

The westbound lanes of Interstate 20 were briefly shut down Nov. 23 while fire department personnel extinguished the flames of a stolen vehicle, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) press release.

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Traffic stop nets drug arrest

After following a truck registered to a known drug house, Covington Police Officer Steve Swann initiated a traffic stopped that resulted in a foot pursuit and arrest of the truck's passenger.

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 16

Jerel Latavius Adams, 28, Macon State Prison, Nov. 10, back for court

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


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