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February, a “Super” month
February is the last month of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Between the North and South Hemispheres, February is the equivalent of August. Also, February is the month the largest American sporting event of the year occurs: the Super Bowl.  According to the dictionary, the word “super” means "above, over or “beyond."  The word super is derived from Latin, meaning "above, over, on the top (of), beyond."

During the month of February, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office performed super tasks. A number of personnel progressed above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the citizens of Newton County were safe and secure.  In addition, many deputies and other sheriff’s office personnel served in numerous beneficial capacities throughout the community as well as other parts of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

Sheriff Ezell Brown Attends the Monthly Meeting ofThe Atlanta Black Chambers

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On Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, Sheriff Brown attended and participated in the First Friday Forum of the Atlanta Black Chambers (formerly the Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce.) This informative event was conducted at the J.P. Carr Community Center, located at 981 Taylor Street in Conyers.

The Atlanta Black Chambers is one of the leading organizations in metro Atlanta; committed to connecting business, community and government to bring about change locally, nationally and internationally.

The Atlanta Black Chambers’ membership base represents more than 400 unique market sectors from an array of privately-owned entities to nonprofits.

During the forum, a special Black History Month tribute - in the form of a round table discussion - was presented with the entitlement: "Our Community, Our Business, Our Future.” The objective of this dialogue was to highlight law enforcement throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.

It was moderated by Amanda Cooper, Anchor of 1380 News & Talk WAOK-AM and monthly contributor to Atlanta Up Close, which airs on WAOK, WVEE and Star 94.1.

The panelist included Sheriff Ezell Brown and Capt. Sammy Banks of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Melody Maddox of DeKalb County; Sheriff Eric Levett of Rockdale County; and DeKalb County Super 7 District Commissioner, Lorraine Cochran Johnson, MPA.

Members of the panel deliberated in summative detail their experiences. They also provided strategies their individual agencies employ to combat crime and preserve the safety and security of businesses and communities in their respective jurisdictions.

They were instrumental in providing attendees with helpful propositions as well as offering viable solutions for the complete safety of businesses and communities in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Sheriff Ezell Brown Attends United States 4th District Congressman Hank Johnson’s Restoration Resource Fair for Returning Citizens

Hank Restoration photoOn Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, Sheriff Brown was invited and successively attended the 4th District Congressman Hank Johnson’s Restoration Resources Fair for Returning Citizens. The event was held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, located at 495 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston. The occasion focused on ex-offenders, previously incarcerated, as well as those entangled in the criminal justice system.

The primary objective of this affair was an effort to assist in breaking the cycle of recidivism and poverty and aid in making those who have previously been incarcerated more productive citizens.
An excess of 100 community partners joined Congressman Johnson in assisting returning citizens to locate or procure employment; receive healthcare and wellness screenings; conduct criminal record reviews or record expungements; secure housing and transportation vouchers; mental health and spiritual guidance; hunger assistance and other significant abutment services.

Sheriff Brown joined Sheriff Melody Maddox of DeKalb County, Sheriff Eric Levett of Rockdale County, representatives from the Accountability Courts of Dekalb, Rockdale and Newton Counties, as well as the Georgia Department of Corrections and Department of Labor in attending this all-encompassing affair.

Sheriff Brown was successful in obtaining very good positive ideas with respect to these most critical issues and thanked Congressman Johnson for his vision and leadership in making a tremendous difference in the lives of the citizens of the 4th Congressional District.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy shows compassion and assist Homeless Person


On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, Deputy Jathan Nagrodski of the Patrol Division was accompanied by D.A. Briana Carter, who was serving in a ride-along capacity. At approximately 2133 hours, Deputy Nagrodski received a suspicious person call on I-20. Upon arrival, he observed a homeless male subject. Upon conducting a preliminary investigation, it was determined the male subject was not only homeless but also hungry.

Prior to receipt of the call, Deputy Nagrodski had purchased food for his lunch; however, given the circumstances, he had compassion for the homeless male and gave him his dinner. In addition, he transported the male subject to a safe and secure environment at the intersection of I-20 and Hwy. 278.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Locates Injured Person and Renders Assistance


On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at approximately 3:04 am, a number of deputies of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a domestic situation (Affray) at 60 Pin Oak Place. Upon arrival, a preliminary investigation revealed that a female, potentially under the influence of alcohol, was injured by breaking glass and was apparently bleeding profusely and had departed the scene. Individuals at the scene had no knowledge of her location. Therefore, deputies deployed all available resources, including K-9 in an effort to locate her, especially since she was bleeding. Deputies immediately began to establish a perimeter and follow the trail of blood, which the female had deposited on the ground. A short period later, the female was located by deputies in a wooded area at the corner of County Side Lane and Cowen Road. Medical personnel were summoned to the area; the female was placed in an ambulance and transported to the hospital. Thanks to these committed and dedicated officers for a job well done.

The deputies that assisted in this tremendous effort were as follows:
Sgt. D. Peppers
Cpl. W. Dickerson
Deputy D. Bartlett
Deputy S. Herbert
Deputy T. Mason
Deputy J. Nagrodski
Deputy M. Robinson
Deputy J. Smith
Deputy S. Threat
Deputy K. Thyme
Deputy A. Williams
Deputy C. Williams

Sheriff Ezell Brown and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Host the 8th RSAT Commencement Exercise

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On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office hosted its 8th RSAT (Residential Substance Abuse Treatment) Graduation Ceremony.

This commencement exercise was conducted at the Newton County Historic Courthouse, located at 1132 Usher Street, NW. in downtown Covington at noon. Those in attendance were friends of the graduates, elected officials and a host Sheriff’s Office representatives.
The guest speaker for this momentous occasion was Pastor Arthur H. Mitchell, the distinguished Executive Pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers. Pastor Mitchell rendered an enormously inspirational message for the graduates.

He encouraged them to “press on” and do not allow their current circumstances to dictate their future.

In his message, he reflected on his young adult years and how he overcame struggles and other unfortunate occurrences. He did not give up and consequently, graduated from college, has a good-paying job and currently in pursuit of a doctorate degree.

Pastor Mitchell left the graduates with these encouraging words: “You’ve dealt with the test; now you have a testimony. You’ve dealt with the mess and now you have a message. Now, go and teach and equip other people to stay out of what you went through.”

Sheriff Brown also provided tremendous words of encouragement for the graduates and urged them to use this opportunity to become productive citizens of society.

The graduates thanked Sheriff Brown for the opportunity to participate in the RSAT program and a second chance in life to better themselves; thereby allowing them to become industrious citizens.

This Graduation Class comprised the following Individuals:

  1. Michael Dehetre
  2. Robert Derenburger
  3. William English
  4. Alexander Hall
  5. Terry Johnson
  6. Shawn Okeefe
  7. Edmund Pettaway
  8. Anthony Shropshire
  9. Gregory Weatherford
  10.  Christopher White

Sheriff Brown Joins Newton County Delegation in Honoring the Late Almond Turner at the Georgia State Capital.

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On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, Sheriff Brown, along with a delegation from Newton County joined Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in honoring the late retired city of Covington Assistant Police Chief and Newton County Deputy Sheriff Almond Turner at the Georgia State Capital in Atlanta.

Sheriff Brown, Chief Deputy Jerry Carter and other representatives of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were delighted and thrilled to be provided with the opportunity to escort the Turner family to the State Capital to meet with the governor for this extraordinarily memorable occasion.

Sheriff Brown and his staff extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to State Representative Pamela Dickerson for piloting this tremendous effort in bestowing such great honor upon a most deserving colleague. Sheriff Brown also applauds the committed and dedicated members of the Newton County delegation for the love demonstrated in honoring the humble servant Almond Turner, by attending and sharing in the Resolution. The delegation included city of Covington Police Chief Stacy Cotton and other city officials and representatives of the police department.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Participation in Community Outreach Events

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Unit and CHAMPS attended the Newton County 4-H competition, which was conducted at Newton High School, located at 1 Ram Way in Covington.

This particular competition was a youth development program designed for youth to compete in various areas such as agriculture, science, mathematics, technology, veterinarian care, etc. Participants included 4-H Club members, FFA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.

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On Feb. 6, 2020, CHAMPS personnel were invited to Liberty Middle School, located at 5325 Salem Road in Covington, to conduct a presentation regarding Alcohol Awareness.

A power-point presentation was exhibited and afterwards, a question and answer session ensued. The class was also allowed to participate in an exercise using the drunk goggles (goggles that give the materialization of intoxication). The objective of this exercise was an endeavor to exhibit the negative effects of under-age drinking as well as consequences of alcohol abuse.

Ellington Neighborhood Community Ellington Champs photo

On Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Unit was invited to the Ellington Neighborhood meeting in an effort to assist in reinstituting that community’s Neighborhood Watch program. NCSO members offered ideas and strategies regarding how to successfully develop a neighborhood watch program. Members of the Ellington Neighborhood board selected block captains to assist in the management of the program

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Champs Unit Conducts Graduation Champs Graduation photo

The CHAMPS Unit of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a graduation at the East Newton Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. CHAMPS personnel were excited to have 98 students to participate in the program and successively graduate. During the commencement, students received certificates of completion, as well as other awards for outstanding performance.

The objective of the program was to instruct students regarding anti-drugs and anti-violence.

Sheriff Brown Welcomes New Employees

  • Detention Officer Brianna Baker
  • Detention Officer Justin Reed
“On behalf of all of us, welcome onboard! We believe you will be a terrific asset to our team, and we look forward to your input!”


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