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NCSO nabs stolen truck, construction equipment valued at a quarter of a million

COVINGTON -- A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy thwarted the theft of more than $256,000 worth of construction equipment Friday morning resulting in the arrest of two suspects and the recovery of the stolen property.

According to NCSO spokesman Lt. Keith Crum, a GPS alerting system attached to one of the pieces of equipment alerted the victim that his stolen tractor trailer was headed down Interstate 20 in Newton County and the Covington/Newton County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center was notified.

Crum said Friday morning around 8 a.m. a deputy located the truck which was listed on GCIC as having been stolen from a company by the name of Nash out of Lynchburg, Va. The deputy attempted a traffic stop on Interstate 20 and the truck pulled over in the Walmart parking lot on Industrial Boulevard.

"The driver and a passenger exited the truck and ran," Crum said. "Both were caught after a short foot chase."

Arrested were Tyrone Lamont Ross, 36, of Snellville and Reginald Shawn Cobb, 31, of Hampton, both of whom were charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer, theft by receiving and theft by bringing stolen property into the state.

"Inside that trailer was some extremely valuable construction equipment," Crum said, which included four John Deere skidloaders. "All told, there was $256,000 worth of stolen merchandise which was recovered."

Comments

Covingtonian 2 years, 1 month ago

Good job in apprehending these two for their transgressions. I hope they get the maximum penalties the law allows for their transgressions. To the Newton Citizen, a couple weeks ago an article ran in your paper about the sheriffs office recieving an award for attaining a national certification, I have searched for this article online since and can't find it. Did someone complain about the article ? I thought that the article was news worthy. I can only assume that it was considered giving the sheriff an undo campaign advantage by someone and you pulled the article, the article itself did not. Some of the commenters on the story did start to politicize the story with campaign rhetoric. I cannot speak for the sheriffs office nor am I a spokes person for the office but it is a well deserved honor and the members of the sheriffs office should not have such an honor with held from the public because it is an election year. If I am right in my assumption then, as I have stated in this paper before, not every story has to have a section for public comments, why not turn off the comment section to some of your articles or at the least monitor/edit the comments? Again good job NCSO and I would feel the same no matter the political affiliation heading the office.

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nenokr 2 years, 1 month ago

The Sheriff's Office did NOT obtain national certification. There is no such thing. They did, however, receive State Certiifcation through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

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nenokr 2 years, 1 month ago

I noticed the PIO left out the fact that a number of Covington Police officers were there to assist them in the apprehension along with Georgia State Patrol. This article makes it look like NCSO did it all, but it was a team effort among several agencies.

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Covingtonian 2 years, 1 month ago

Whatever. Can't even make a commendation for a job well done without someone finding fault with something. You guys are really a piece of work.

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