Covington man sought in Atlanta man's death
Two murders this week at Orchard Cove Apartments, off Fairview Road, are being investigated by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), which is seeking persons or the person responsible.
The NCSO and Crime Stoppers are on the lookout for Deante Hall, 36, of Covington, who allegedly shot and killed Tony Butler of Atlanta.
The NCSO was dispatched to 403 Gross Lake Parkway Wednesday. According to a release from the NCSO, a description of the vehicle was given by the Covington-Newton County dispatcher while deputies were en route.
Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle, a black Dodge pickup, and conducted a traffic stop. Inside the vehicle was a male with a gunshot wound, according to the release.
NCSO said the male, Butler, was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Based on evidence and interviews conducted by the NCSO, Hall was identified as the alleged perpetrator.
NCSO says Hall is considered armed and dangerous.
This is the second shooting in which deputies were called to the same address this week. On Monday, NCSO deputies responded to a call and found a dead man, later identified as Julien R. Wyant, 24, of Conyers, lying face down in the parking lot.
The NCSO is aggressively investigating both shootings, and anyone with information on either case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www. crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment on each case. Tips can be anonymous.