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BREAKING: Man wanted for malice murder in Covington
Joshua Anderson
Joshua Anderson

Editor’s note: A correction has been made to this story to update the times associated with the incident. The Covington News regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion.

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kevin Marshall, a 20-year-old black male, was struck and killed by Joshua Anderson, a 27-year-old white male, in a July 4 accident.

Newton County’s Officer Collins responded to a fight call at 4:39 p.m. on North Lake Drive in Covington. Marshall and Anderson were found in a “physical altercation and were told to leave the property,” according to the NCSO incident report.

At 4:42 p.m., NCSO Officer Williams was dispatched to North Lake Drive in reference to a male being hit by a vehicle. Upon arrival, Marshall was found “laying on side of North Lake Drive and EMS personnel was rendering aid to him,” according to the report.

Anderson was not at the scene of the incident. 

According to a NCSO BOLO (be on lookout), Anderson is wanted for malice murder. He was seen driving a silver 2001 Toyota Tacoma, without a front bumper, with the Georgia tag number DGF633. NCSO warned that Anderson is considered armed and dangerous.

Marshall is a 2018 graduate of Newton High School in Covington, and was a fixture on the sidelines of various Newton athletics teams. 

Kevin Marshall
Kevin Marshall was a 2018 graduate of Newton High School. He could frequently be found on the sidelines assisting with various sports such as football, basketball and wrestling. (Submitted Photo)

“Kevin Marshall was a great kid,” Newton High principal Shannon Buff said in a statement. “Even though he graduated he was still very much a part of NHS. He always had a smile on his face and he was always kind. This is very, very sad for the NHS community.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or contact NCSO Investigator Eric Almond at 678-625-1453, NCSO Captain Keith Crum at 678-625-1419 or NCSO Anonymous Tip Line at 678-625-1585.

NCSO Officer Michael Gregg told The Covington News that this incident was not a hate crime.