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Police seek Social Circle bank robber

Police seek Social Circle bank robber

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. -- The FBI and the GBI, in conjunction with the Social Circle Police Department, are looking for the man who robbed a bank this morning.

The incident happened around 9:45 a.m. at the Pinnacle Bank on North Cherokee Road.

According to investigators, a man handed the teller a note, that said he had a gun. He demanded cash; after receiving it, he ran from the bank.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid-20s, about 6' or 6'1" tall and with a slender build.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call the Social Circle Police Department at 770-464-2366 or the GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-8477.

Body Found off Crowell Road

Body Found off Crowell Road

COVINGTON, Ga. – On Sunday night, a male body was discovered in a wooded area near Crowell Road in Covington.

According to Lt. Mark Mitchell, the body was discovered by a citizen, in the area, doing research work and looking for Civil War artifacts.

As of now, the GBI and the Newton County Sherriff’s Office is treating this as a death investigation and not a homicide, as there is no indication of foul play.

The sheriff’s department is in the process of notifying the body’s next-of-kin after which they will release the person’s name.  

No other information is available, at this time.

Body found Sunday in wooded area off Crowell Road

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is conducting what they are calling a “death investigation” following the discovery of a body in a wooded area off Crowell Road near McDonald’s restaurant around 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Police arrest 4 from Covington in Monroe shooting

Police arrest 4 from Covington in Monroe shooting

Reported by Barbara Knowles, News Editor

COVINGTON, Ga. – Four Covington residents have been arrested in connection with a shooting spree that injured one and damaged property in Monroe on Wednesday night, according to the Monroe Police Department.

MPD spokesperson Lt. Alicia Chandler said the investigation into the shooting, which occurred about 9:40 p.m. in the area of Springer Street, is ongoing and additional charges are likely.

For the entire story, visit the Rockdale Citizen online.

Gunmen rob teen while walking home

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Reportedly, two men with handguns robbed a Newton County teen Sunday night as he was walking home.

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Police arrest man for sex crimes

Police arrest man for sex crimes

COVINGTON, Ga. – According to CovNews, after indecently exposing himself, on a webcam, to someone he believed to be a middle school-aged girl, Andrew Skelhorn was arrested. 

Skelhorn is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor and computer pornography.

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