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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


UPDATE: Lennox recovering in hospital

UPDATE, June 28, 10:10 a.m.: Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Craig Treadwell said Terence Lee Lennox was in his own room eating on ...

June 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspect in armed robbery at Newton High granted bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – The fourth juvenile charged in the May 5 armed robbery at Newton High School was granted bond during a hearing in Newton County ...

June 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


UPDATE: One man in hospital, another in custody

UPDATE, 12:52 p.m. - The driver of the white SUV has been identified as Terence Lee Lennox, of Lawrenceville, according to a CPD press ...

June 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Porterdale police arrest suspect in car break-ins, arson

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) has arrested a Porterdale man suspected of damaging houses, breaking into a car and setting one car on ...

June 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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Newton County Jail Log: April 12

Deangelo Kennard Little, 18, Covington, April 8, theft by deception

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Jury reaches verdict in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton County jury took an hour today to convict Antavian Love, 17, of the June 2016 murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo.

April 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD arrests two after speeding leads to drug charges

The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) was able to arrest a man and a woman with outstanding warrants after initially conducting a traffic stop for speeding April 7.

April 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Jury scams reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to two reports of jury scams recently.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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 heard opening arguments and testimony from law enforcement and witnesses as the prosecution tried to prove its case against Antavian Love.

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 worker.

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 and drugs.

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 many as 17 vehicle break-ins in Covington.

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 a handgun.

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 friends a ride is slated to begin Monday morning.

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 no children on the bus at the time of the crash and no injuries were reported, according to a statement from the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).

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 and stole eight guns, according to Seebaran.

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 Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) incident report.

March 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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