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Morgan Co. deputy charged with child molestation

NCSO: Incidents reportedly occurred in Newton Co.

A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy — and former Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy — was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Monday on allegations that he inappropriately touched a young girl several years ago.

Morgan Co. deputy charged with child molestation

NCSO: Incidents reportedly occurred in Newton Co.

A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy — and former Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy — was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Monday on allegations that he inappropriately touched a young girl several years ago.

On the Beat: One McDonald's customer not lovin' it

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by Senior Reporter Aimee Jones, who can be reached at aimee.jones@rockdalecitizen.com

Four Newton teens suspected in robbery of HHS student

Three Newton County teens have been arrested and a fourth has been charged in connection with the robbery of a 17-year-old as he was walking across the Heritage High School parking lot last month.

Deputies arrest three on weapons, drugs charges

Social Circle man found with narcotics in trunk

Three people have been arrested and charged on drugs and weapons offenses after a traffic stop where the driver of the car they were in fled from deputies; a Social Circle man was arrested after a member of NCSO’s Crime Suppression Unit found a significant amount of marijuana in his car.

GSP: Two fatal crashes reported on Ga. 36

Two fatal crashes were reported along Ga. Highway 36 in Newton County this week.

Two wrecks snarl rush-hour traffic on I-20

Two wrecks on the intestate in Rockdale County Wednesday morning wreaked havoc on rush-hour traffic all the way into Newton County.

Covington man reports pit bull puppy stolen from yard

A Covington man reported that someone possibly stole a pit bull puppy from his yard.

Yard fire reported in Fieldstone View

A resident in the Fieldstone View neighborhood reported this weekend that a grass fire broke out in her yard that damaged her neighbor’s fence.

Good Samaritan assaulted, robbed of car

A group of males steals man’s watch and car keys after he offered to help out a man in the parking lot of a convenience store

Teen reports being assaulted with gun in Fieldstone View

A teenager walking to a friend’s home was allegedly struck in the face with a gun by a young man who took exception with the fact he wasn’t wearing a shirt.

Couple sues neighbors, deputies over mistaken burglary

Despite earlier efforts to reconcile, the couple wrongly accused of breaking into their own home has filed a federal lawsuit against their neighbors who held them at gunpoint and the two Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies who arrested them.

Teen reports being beaten by group of males

A 15-year-old Newton County boy was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries he said he sustained when a group of males jumped and beat him this week; a Butts County man was stopped by a member of NCSO’s Crime Suppression Unit on Sunday and later arrested when the deputy discovered he had open containers of alcohol in the car as well as suspected methamphetamine.

Two Grayson men arrested in connection with Omnicare robbery

The Conyers Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested two men in connection with the armed robbery of a pharmaceutical company in Conyers and recovered more than $250,000 worth of prescription drugs.

Two employees charged after scuffle at General Mills warehouse

Two employees at the General Mills warehouse in Social Circle were arrested this week after they got into a fight at work.

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Covington PD rolls out new patrol vehicles

The Covington Police Department cranked up 19 new patrol cars Monday, which now completes the department’s fleet and provides a vehicle to each sworn officer.

Deputies arrest two on drug, weapon charges at midnight basketball

Two people were arrested this weekend during a game of midnight basketball for having drugs and a gun at a local elementary school.

Covington woman victm of Microsoft fraud

A Covington woman who thought she was speaking with a representative from Microsoft on the phone soon found her computer taken over by the man, who ultimately claimed he had drained her bank account.

A woman believed to be high on 'molly' fights police

A woman believed to have taken a popular party drug became unruly, grabbing an officer’s pepper spray and Taser, along with scissors and other items from emergency medical technicians.

Police find pot, mushroom in man's car

Even if he only smoked pot occasionally and had never before used mushrooms as a drug, one Newton County man found himself behind bars when a Conyers police officer reportedly found these items in his car.

Social Circle Police Department, officer receive national recognition

The Social Circle Police Department, along with one of its officers, was recognized recently by a national law enforcement organization.

RCSO seeks information about two robberies in Salem Road area

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is offering a monetary award for information leading to arrests in two robberies, including one that involved a shooting, that occurred Monday night in the Salem Road area.

Man who flees from cop then turns back gets Tasered

Attempting to run away from a police officer and then turning around and running toward him resulted in one Covington man being on the receiving end of a Taser.

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Drum circle to bring positive energy to Olde Town

A cacophony of rhythm and harmony and goodwill will rise from Olde Town today as the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts hosts the first Community Drumming Circle.

Two teens arrested in connection with Creekview Trail melee

Two females have been arrested in connection with a fight that occurred last week that involved two carloads of teens that attacked and threatened a family outside a home on Creekveiw Trail.

NCSO releases ID of murder victim

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has identified victim in Tuesday’s homicide as Betty Mulbah McClain, 45.

Conyers police arrest three in another sting operation

The Conyers Police Department made three more arrests in another prostitution sting operation this week.

Covington man leads RCSO on chase along Ga. 138

A Covington man who said he was “scared” fled from a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office investigator, weaving in and out of traffic on Ga. Highway 138 before stopping in the parking lot of a shopping center on Parker Road.

RCSO offers reward for information about shots fired in Honey Creek

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is offering a cash award for any information that leads to an arrest in the shootings at Honey Creek subdivision last week; the RCSO is seeking five black males and one black female who are believed to have jumped a 17-year-old who was walking across the Heritage High School parking lot around 9 p.m. March 27 after a school sporting event, punched him and stole his cell phone.

45-year-old Newton Co. woman shot, killed by partner

Victim’s 12-year-old daughter also wounded

A 45-year-old Covington woman was shot and killed Tuesday and her 12-year-old daughter wounded during an apparent domestic altercation in western Newton County.

74-year-old woman ID'd as victim in fatal standoff with deputies

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the woman shot and killed Monday in a standoff with deputies.

NCSO offers tips to avoid credit card fraud

Learning that someone has access to your bank account or credit card information is undoubtedly frightening, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize the damage.

Couple arrested after physical confrontation over sale of incense

A husband and wife have been arrested after confronting and fighting with a teenager they accused of using a young child to sell incense to patrons at a local restaurant.

Elderly victim of a sweepstakes scam has died

A elderly woman who told police she had fallen victim to a scam that cost her $30,000 has died.

Former NCSO deputy sentenced to 5 years in prison

Former Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darrell Mathis has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction.

Arrest made in armed robbery of a man lured through Facebook

An arrest has been made in the September armed robbery of a Conyers man who was lured to Newton County under the pretense of meeting a girl he had been chatting with over social media.

NCSO: Group of teens attacks girl and her parents

Two carloads of teenagers attacked and threatened a family gathered outside with other neighbors, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Man faces vehicular homicide charges in I-20 crash

The Conyers man charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in connection with the fatal car crash in November on Interstate 20 has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Documents show inmate had previous suicide attempt

The Newton County inmate who died earlier this month after hanging himself in the jail cell had apparently attempted suicide a couple months earlier, according to medical documents.

Porterdale police arrest 11 at known drug house

Eleven people were arrested and charged with drug use at a home in Porterdale recently that police have repeatedly been called to for drug activity.

RCSO tracks down 4 suspects who fled from deputy

Four people — two from Lithonia and two from Covington — were arrested on a variety of drugs and weapons charges after they fled from a Rockdale County deputy.

Husband, wife charged in connection with fight

A husband and his wife were arrested after an argument escalated to a physical fight

Conyers-based ASI plans expansion

A longtime Conyers business is breaking ground this week on a new building that will expand its operations and is expected to bring another 50 jobs to the area.

Conyers hires company to track down unpaid traffic tickets

The city of Conyers has contracted with a private company to collect unpaid tickets from minor traffic offenses.

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RCFD: Brandon Glen fire started by kids playing with candles

A fire that consumed 16 units in the Brandon Glen Apartments Thursday evening was reportedly started by two children who were playing with candles.

NCSO: Inmate attempts suicide in cell

An inmate in the Newton County Law Enforcement Center attempted to commit suicide this week in his jail cell, according to a report filed by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Elderly victim bilked out of thousands in sweepstakes scam

An elderly Covington woman is an apparent victim of another sweepstakes scam that has cost her tens of thousands of dollars.

NCSO: Inmate dies at hospital after attempting suicide

A Newton County inmate who attempted to hang himself in his cell early Wednesday morning has died, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Feds sentence robber who provoked another man's murder

A Decatur man who was part of a group of robbers that committed crimes around the metro Atlanta area, including a home invasion in Rockdale County that was connected to a murder that was believed to have happened a couple years later in Newton County, has been sentenced in federal court to 17 years in prison to be followed by a five years of supervised release

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CPD conducts third undercover prostitution sting

In its third undercover sting operation in recent weeks, the Conyers Police Department arrested four more people on pandering and related charges Tuesday, but the word seems to be out that Conyers is cracking down on prostitution.

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