Alex Khalil Smith

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Alex Khalil Smith of Monticello in connection with the July 8 shooting death of a Conyers woman.

Smith, age unavailable, was arrested Tuesday on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime in the shooting death of Cassandra Arnold, 32.

Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a home on White Birch Drive off Ga. Highway 212 near County Line Road at about 10:45 p.m. July 8. When they arrived, they found Arnold suffering from several gunshot wounds. Arnold was transported to a local hospital, where she later died.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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