COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newborn man charged in the November murder of 22-year-old Wintez Moody will stay in jail after his request for bond was denied Tuesday morning in Newton County Superior Court.
Trea Megill Johnson, 20, was arrested Nov. 7 in Kennesaw by U.S. Marshals, two days after Moody’s body was found by deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office who had responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 45 Brookwood Drive in Covington.
Moody had called 911 Nov. 5 and told dispatchers that somebody had kicked in a door to the residence. He reportedly identified Johnson as being involved.
In addition to the murder charge, Johnson is also charged in an armed robbery the same day at a different location. When he was arrested, Johnson was reportedly in possession of a cell phone belonging to one of the victims of the robbery.
Newton County Assistant District Attorney Binford Griffin Bramblett opposed Johnson’s bond request citing his potential to flee the jurisdiction and intimidate witnesses in the case.
Bramblett also told Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge Eugene Benton that based on the two separate violent incidents he is charged with, Johnson also presents a danger to the community.
Benton agreed and denied bond.