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Newton County Man wanted for malice murder in Covington

Sheriff's Office asks citizens to be on the lookout

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Joshua Anderson, 27, was sought in connection with the death Thursday night, July 4, 2019, of Kevin Marshall near Porterdale, Ga.

Posted: Friday, July 5, 2019 6:12 pm

COVINGTON, Ga. — A 27-year-old man is accused of fatally striking another man in an incident Thursday.

The altercation left 20-year-old Kevin Marshall dead, the Newton County Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office is looking for 27-year-old Joshua Anderson in connection with the death.

A deputy responded to a fight call at 6:27 p.m. on North Lake Drive near Porterdale. Marshall and Anderson were found in a “physical altercation and were told to leave the property,” according to the NCSO incident report.

At 8:42 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to North Lake Drive in reference to a male subject being hit by a vehicle. Upon arrival, Marshall was found “laying on side of North Lake Drive and EMS personnel was rendering aid to him,” according to the report.

Anderson was not at the scene of the incident.

According to a NCSO be-on-the-lookout notice, Anderson is wanted for malice murder. He was seen driving a silver 2001 Toyota Tacoma, without a front bumper, with the Georgia tag number DGF633. NCSO warned that Anderson is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or contact sheriff's Investigator Eric Almond at 678-625-1453, Capt. Keith Crum at 678-625-1419 or the NCSO Anonymous Tip Line at 678-625-1585.

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