Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy Newson was shot and killed while assisting another deputy with an eviction notice. When the suspect answered the door he began to argue with the officers and then retreated into his house.
As the deputies returned to their patrol car to call for backup the suspect opened the door again and opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Newson three times. The other deputy was shot and wounded by one of the shotgun blasts. Neither deputy was wearing a vest at the time.
On November 28, 2006, the suspect was convicted of Deputy Newson's murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Deputy Newson had been with the agency for7 years. He was survived by his son.