Newton Police Department
• Kyle E. Chance, 29, of Baxter was charged with conspiracy for allegedly arranging an agreement to aid another in a theft after authorities responded to a theft complaint at 10:34 p.m. Dec. 13 at Walmart. Surveillance video showed Chance assisting a theft suspect in putting stolen items in a vehicle trunk and then driving away. The stolen items included a 46-inch TV, surround sound system and Blu-ray player, which had a total value of $785.73. Chance was charged Sunday at the Newton Police Department and released to appear in court.
• Raymond M. Dydell, 37, of Newton was cited with failure to obey a stop sign after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 9:56 a.m. Thursday at South Third Avenue West and West Third Street South. Authorities determined Dydell had been traveling west on Third Avenue when he collided with a southbound vehicle driven by Joshua A. Schultz, 31, of Newton. Schultz stated Dydell hit his vehicle and was unsure of whether Dydell had stopped at the stop sign before the collision. Dydell stated he had stopped at the stop sign and that Schultz was speeding. Dydell’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 damage and Schultz’s an estimated $2,000 damage.
• Joshua D. Fifer, 30, of Newton was charged with fourth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 7:04 p.m. Sunday at Walmart. Employees stated a shoplifter had run from the store, and a witness observed the suspect changing his shirt and then walking down First Avenue. Fifer was located in the 2700 block of First Avenue East and charged for allegedly stealing $242.42 in items from Walmart. He was released to appear in court.
• Catherine M. Garrett, 21, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 1:09 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of First Avenue East for having an inoperable license plate light. She was charged for driving with a suspended license and given a warning for the brake light. She was released to appear in court.
• Aaron M. Jones, 23, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 12:36 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of East Fifth Street North for having an inoperable license plate light. Authorities determined his license was suspended and arrested him. Authorities then searched him, and Jones allegedly had a gold spoon and plastic bag with a white crystal substance inside. Officers also found a glass pipe underneath a vehicle seat. During a second search at the police department, authorities found a bag with a green leafy substance inside. Residue on the gold spoon tested positive for methamphetamine. He also was given a warning for the license plate light and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Kimberly S. Kizer, 46, of Newton was charged with domestic abuse assault after authorities responded to a domestic assault complaint at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at 721 E. 10th St. N. in Newton. Kizer was charged for allegedly striking the victim several times in the head and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Daniel B. Pierce, 41, of Newton was charged with fourth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Walmart. Employees informed police they witnessed an individual walk out of the store with a laptop valued at $350.96 without paying and also provided license plate information of the suspect. Police identified the suspect as Pierce, who then returned to Walmart on Thursday and attempted to purchase a laptop case. Pierce was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Dennis U. Rice, 37, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities recognized him as driving with a suspended license and stopped him at 2:08 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East 11th Street South. He also was cited for no insurance and was released to appear in court.
• Stacy J. Sutton, 37, of Monroe was cited with following too close after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 6:02 a.m. Thursday at South 12th Avenue West and West 15th Street South. Sutton was traveling west on 12th Avenue when she struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Emily A. Forsyth, 17, of Newton. Forsyth’s vehicle sustained an estimated $300 damage and Sutton’s an estimated $3,000 damage.
• Jace S. Troen, 20, of Newton was charged with public intoxication and cited for misuse of a license to acquire alcohol after authorities were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. Friday to 113 First Ave. E. in reference to a fight. Several individuals identified Troen as the problem. He had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He refused chemical testing and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Robert J. Visser, 37, of Knoxville was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license barred and driving while license revoked after authorities stopped him at 1:40 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of West Fourth Street South for having an inoperable license plate light. Authorities determined his license had been barred and revoked and, following Visser’s arrest, found a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine on the floor of his vehicle. Visser also was given a warning for the license plate light and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Shelby R. Williams, 35, of Newton was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance after authorities received a complaint at 10:45 p.m. Friday of a burglary. The victim provided authorities with a cell phone video that showed Williams and the victim arguing, Williams entering the victim’s residence without permission using keys from the victim’s car and Williams striking the victim several times on the back. After arrested Williams, authorities searched her and found a baggie with a white substance that field-tested positive for meth and two pills identified as Xanax. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Elizabeth S. Bailey, 31, of Mitchellville was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities responded to a report at 2:41 a.m. Sunday from a woman stating she had driven her vehicle into a ditch. Bailey failed sobriety tests, and a breath test indicated a BAC of .174. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Jerena M. Maddison, 21, of Prairie City was charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance after authorities identified her as a suspect in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident at 3:16 p.m. Friday. Maddison consented to a search and allegedly had acetaminophen, hydrocodone and alprazolam in her possession without a prescription. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
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