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Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

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Broken headlight leads to chase and arrest

Broken headlight leads to chase and arrest

A Covington man was arrested Feb. 15 after leading Covington Police Department (CPD) on a vehicle and foot chase.

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Teen arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A 17-year-old from Covington was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop initiated by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO).

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Foot chase for warrant leads to drug arrest

Foot chase for warrant leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and drug charges after leading a Covington police officer on a foot chase Feb. 14.

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Noise complaint leads to arrests

Noise complaint leads to arrests

Three people were arrested Feb. 11 after a Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shadowbrook Trace and found ...

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Trailer stolen on Highway 11

On Feb. 14, a Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a report of a trailer theft on Highway 11 South.

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Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 15

Michael Bernard Allen, 50, Ellenwood, Feb. 13, child support default, contempt of court, probation violation

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UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis has released the identities of the victims from the possible murder-suicide Feb. 9. 

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Entering autos reported in Covington

Entering autos reported in Covington

The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports on three entering auto complaints Feb. 13. In one incident, a pistol was stolen.

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Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a woman originally stopped for speeding on drug charges after a baggie containing suspected ecstasy was found in the vehicle.

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Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 8

Christopher Rayshawn Armstead, 30, Conyers, Feb. 2, probation violation

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop for running a red light led to the arrest of a man wanted in Chatham County and took a gun off the ...

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NCSO arrests two after chase

NCSO arrests two after chase

Two men are in custody after wrecking on Interstate 20 while fleeing Covington Police Department (CPD) and Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputies in ...

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Three arrested on drug charges at local motel

Three arrested on drug charges at local motel

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people and seized drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine, after suspicious activity Feb. 2 prompted an officer to take a ...

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Couple arrested after male jumps from balcony

Couple arrested after male jumps from balcony

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a husband and wife Feb. 2 on active warrants out of Jasper County after the male reportedly jumped from a ...

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Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 1

Adrian Maurice Adams, 33, Augusta, Jan. 26, back for court (witness)

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Illegal dumping reported in Covington

Covington Police (CPD) responded to a report of illegal dumping at the Magnolia Heights Apartments Jan. 30.

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Erratic driving leads to drug arrest

A 53-year-old Conyers woman driving erratically was arrested after a Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputy found suspected methamphetamine in her vehicle during a ...

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Expired tag leads to drug, weapon arrests in Porterdale

Expired tag leads to drug, weapon arrests in Porterdale

Two people were arrested and the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) took drugs and guns off the street after a routine check of an expired tag ...

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Suspicious behavior leads to two arrests in Covington

Suspicious behavior leads to two arrests in Covington

Suspicious behavior and observant police work led to the arrest of two men in Covington early Monday. It also possibly prevented a crime.

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Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 25

Michelle Piercette Arnold Jr., 19, Covington, Jan. 19, hold for other agency (Clayton County Sheriff’s Office)

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NCSO investigates burglary in Oxford

NCSO investigates burglary in Oxford

Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) are looking into a business break-in in Oxford.

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Littering reported in Oxford

Littering reported in Oxford

On Jan 17, Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) responded to a report of littering on Moore Street in Oxford.

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Cars broken into outside Covington sports bar

Cars broken into outside Covington sports bar

Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to a report of a car break-in outside of Five O’clock Somewhere sports bar on Turner Lake Road early ...

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Detectives investigating robbery at Krystal on Hwy 278

Detectives investigating robbery at Krystal on Hwy 278

Detectives with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are investigating an armed robbery at the Krystal located at 3230 US-278 on Jan 22.

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