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Newton County Sheriff Report

Weekly Sheriff’s Report

April 29, 2024

Released by: Sheriff Robert Burby

Calls To Service (April 22, 2024, to April 28, 2024): The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) answered 60 calls to service.


Training: During the month of April 2024, Newton County Sheriff's Office hosted two training classes: Rabies & LRCA Course, and De-Escalation Training. We would like to thank DETCOG and Instructor J.B. Smith with the Lufkin Police Department for providing mandated TCOLE training (De-Escalation) here in Newton on April 26, 2024. We also want to thank Newton ISD for allowing us to have the class at Eagle's Landing. It was a great class, and we look forward to future collaborations for Continuing Education for our Deputies and Dispatch/Jail crew.


UPDATE; FROM APRIL 8, 2024: Corey McCarver, W/M, 26 YOA, has been charged with an additional charge regarding his crime that was initially received as Burglary of a Vehicle Call on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. The registered owner of the vehicle provided us with a statement that led to the additional charge. McCarver’s bond amount for this (Burglary of Vehicles- MA) charge was set at $2,500. McCarver is still in custody.

ORGINAL PRESS RELEASE: 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

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.


Jail Transports: NCSO had 2 jail transports;

1 from NCSO to Jasper for court, 1 from NCSO to Dr. Appointment.


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

11 housed in Newton, 5 housed in Beauregard, and 8 housed in Jasper, 1 at mental facility on furlough.


The following individuals were booked into the County Jail:

Edgerton, Felipe Alejandro 04/24/24 F1 Burglary Habitation Intend Other Felony F3 Inj Child/Elderly /Disabled W/Int Bodily Inj


Allen, Brandon Tyrail 04/26/24 F2 FTA (Jasper County)


The following calls and reports were received by NCSO:

Shankleville: Civil Eviction Served and the Property turned over the owner

Bon Wier: Unauth Use of Vehicle, Civil Matter, Animal Nuisance

Deweyville: Illegal Dumping x 2, Welfare Concern x 2, Alarm x 2, Disturbance, Officer Assist, Noise Complaint, Burglary of Veh, Deadly Conduct, Suspicious Activity

Newton (Unincorporated Limits): Illegal Dumping, Civil Matter, Welfare Concern, Officer Assist, Noise Complaint

Burkeville: Officer Assist

Toledo Bend: Welfare Concern, Officer Assist x 2, Alarm x 2, Accident, Suspicious Activity, Extra Patrol

Buckhorn: Deadly Conduct

Call: Disturbance, Officer Assist, Mental Health

Trout Creek: Disturbance

Kirbyville: Unauth Use of Vehicle, Officer Assist

Fawil: Traffic Hazard

Jamestown: Officer Assist

Wiergate: Burglary

Bleakwood: Theft, Welfare Concern, Officer Assist, Extra Patrol

Liberty: Disturbance, Officer Assist

Pine Grove: Animal Nuisance, Disturbance

Singletary Sites: Officer Assist

Buna: Officer Assist x 2

Belgrade: Suspicious Activity

Old Champion: Welfare Concern, Officer Assist

Gist: Officer Assist

Devil’s Pocket: Officer Assist

Old Salem: Officer Assist, Welfare Concern, Trespassing


Newton County Sheriff Robert Burby

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