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Newton County Sheriff Report

Weekly Sheriff’s Report

April 8, 2024

Released by: Sheriff Robert Burby

Update: Burglary of a Vehicle Call on Wednesday, March 27, 2024: On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, we responded to a Burglary of Vehicle in the vicinity of Big Cow Creek Bridge on Hwy 87 South. The victims advised that the suspect fled into the nearby wooded. A search was conducted with Blood Hounds who responded from Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist. A track of the area was conducted with negative results.


After the suspect’s description was released, we received information from the public that led to the identity and location of the suspect. We located the suspect on CR 4001 and interviewed him regarding this incident. We later obtained an Arrest Warrant for the suspect who is identified as Corey McCarver, W/M, 26 YOA from Louisiana. He was arrested on April 4, 2024, on CR 4001 in Newton, and charged with the following charges: 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (F-2) Total Bond is $100,000.00. He is still in custody at the Newton County Jail.


This is still an active investigation that will certainly result in additional charges. We want to extend our appreciation to the citizens who saw something and said something. A huge thanks to Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office who responded and brought Blood Hounds and a Drone with a support team.


Calls To Service (April 1, 2024, to April 7, 2024): The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) answered 80 calls to service.


Jail Transports: NCSO had 3 jail transports;

1 from Orange Co to NCSO, 1 from NCSO to Jefferson Co, 1 from NCSO to Dr. Appointment.


Jail Population: We currently have 25 inmates in the following jails;

14 housed in Newton, 6 housed in Beauregard, and 5 housed in Jasper.


The following individuals were booked into the County Jail:

Garrett, Rachel Danielle 04/02/24 FS Theft/ Bond Forfeiture (Jefferson Co)

F3 Forgery/Bond Forfeiture (Jefferson Co)

McCarver, Corey Lee 04/04/24 F2 Agg Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

F2 Agg Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

Knighton, Louis Travis 04/04/24 MC Public Intoxication

Jenkins, Buck 04/06/24 F2 Bond Forfeiture/ Poss CS PG1

Knighton, Louis Travis 04/06/24 MB Criminal Trespass


The following calls and reports were received by NCSO:


Bon Wier: Trespassing, Burglary, Extra Patrol, Animal Nuisance, Welfare Concern


Deweyville: Alarm x 2, Burglary, Cruelty to Animals, Disturbance x 2, Extra Patrol, Officer Assist, Traffic Hazard, Civil Matter, Vehicle Fire


Newton (Unincorporated Limits): Disturbance, Suspicious Activity x 4, Reckless Driving, Extra Patrol x 2, Fraud, Officer Assist, Discarded Packages, Fire x 2, Animal Nuisance, Trespassing x 2


Burkeville: Officer Assist x 3, Accident, Theft x 2, Burglary, Welfare Concern, Disturbance


Pine Grove: Officer Assist x 2


Call: Theft, Officer Assist, Civil Matter


Jamestown: Officer Assist


Liberty: Officer Assist, Disturbance, Harassment


Shankleville: Motorist Assist


Trout Creek: Disturbance, Theft, Burglary/Attempted


Farrsville: Theft


Old Salem: Extra Patrol x 2, Officer Assist x 3


Bleakwood: Trespassing x 3, Criminal Mischief x 2, Theft, Officer Assist, Accident, Follow Up/Case Update, Reckless Driving, Abandoned Auto


Sandjack: Disturbance


Buckhorn: Noise Complaint, 911 Hangup, Alarm


Gist: Disturbance


Old Champion: Theft of Service


Devil’s Pocket: Welfare Concern, Theft, Traffic Control


Newton County Sheriff Robert Burby


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