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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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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


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 charges Monday after suspicious activity led to a traffic stop on Interstate 20.

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 14460 Paras Drive. In one break-in, a gun was stolen.

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


Illegal dumping reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of illegal dumping in Covington Sunday.

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


County vehicle stolen from landfill

A county service vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Newton County Landfill Sunday and later found.

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


One arrested in first Emergency Pawn burglary

The Covington Police Department (CPD) has made an arrest in the Feb. 18 burglary at Emergency Pawn.

March 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspicious activity leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on drug charges after an observant Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy saw him loitering in the parking lot of a closed business.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Oxford man sentenced in kidnapping case

An Oxford man has received a 45-year sentence with the first 17 to be served in prison for kidnapping, aggravated assault with the intent to rape and false imprisonment.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit reports St. Patrick’s Day weekend stats

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit tallies more than 100 traffic violations, including nine driving under the influence (DUI) charges over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend.

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released from the Newton County School System (NCSS).

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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