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Two found dead in Newton home Tuesday in possible murder/suicide

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating two people found dead Tuesday evening at a Highway 142 home.

June 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton High armed robbery suspects seek bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – Two of the juveniles arrested for an armed robbery last month at Newton High School were granted bond Tuesday in Newton County Superior ...

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Off duty officer injured in motorcycle accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – An off duty police officer was transported to Clearview Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after his motorcycle was hit by a car.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Middle school vandalized

COVINGTON, Ga. – Vandalism at a Newton County middle school was discovered by a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responding to another act of ...

June 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: June 7

Mark Alan Amrose, 48, Covington, June 4, theft by shoplifting, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers

June 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Failure to maintain lane leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. - A traffic stop for failure to maintain lane and a tag light that wasn't working led to the arrest of a Monticello ...

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TVs, electronics taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington home and ...

June 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Near miss leads to high-speed chase and arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was arrested Sunday after nearly striking a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer at an accident scene and leading police on ...

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Fake BOE checks passed at banks around Atlanta

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are trying to figure out who is responsible for passing fraudulent checks with the Newton County ...

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Discharged firearm call turns into warrant, drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested a Covington woman Wednesday after a report of a discharged firearm turned up a warrant ...

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the person who robbed a Covington gas station Monday night.

June 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, cars shot in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the two people responsible for shooting up cars and a house after a fight at ...

May 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 31

Jerrod Lanier Aikens, 32, Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison, May 25, back for court

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Purse stolen from vehicle at Turner Lake Park

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle at Turner Lake Park Tuesday.

May 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


UPDATE: Ingles shooter arrested

Update (May 30, 11:40 a.m.): CPD Spokesman Allen Seebaran said Swiney was apprehended after attempting to break into a residence shortly before 11 ...

May 30, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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NCSO, Crime Stoppers seek help in identifying armed robber

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are seeking the public's help in reference to a recent armed robbery.

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Arrests made in armed robbery at Ingles

UPDATE:

December 31, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 28

Bobby Scott Anglin, 53, Covington, Dec. 27, criminal trespass, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine

December 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Driver, passenger arrested after seen urinating in public

After relieving himself outside a downtown business, a local man led officers with the Covington Police Department (CPD) on a chase throughout town before being taken to jail.

December 23, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 22

Seth Ryan Abernathy, 32, Social Circle, Dec. 19, probation violation

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


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


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