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Police Blotter

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:17 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Joseph H. Chambers, 39, of Newton was charged with child endangerment causing bodily injury, a Class D felony, following an investigation of an incident that occurred at approximately 7 p.m. April 18 at his residence at 500 E. 17th St. S. #19. He was charged for allegedly assaulting a female minor, causing multiple bruises to her arms, legs, neck and buttocks after the female allegedly slammed a door and pushed his wife. He was charged May 23 and released to appear in court.

• Craig A. Dawson, 47, of Newton was charged with simple assault after authorities responded to a fight at 5:54 p.m. May 21 at 305 E. 22nd St. S. A group of juveniles stated Dawson began yelling at them while they were standing in the driveway. Dawson admitted to grabbing one of the juvenile males because he thought the juvenile was going to assault him. He was released to appear in court.

• Jacob C. Deitrick, 18, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 12:51 p.m. May 23 at Walmart. He was charged for allegedly taking several packages of fishing lures and hooks and attempting to leave the store without paying. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Hannah R. Ford, 19, of Newton was charged with four counts of forgery, a Class D felony, following an investigation by authorities into a theft report received at 3:56 p.m. May 12. The victim indicated Ford admitted to taking the victim’s checks and using them. The checks included $51.30 to Walmart, $39.75 to Hy-Vee Gas, $39.60 to Walmart and $58.31 to Walmart. Ford was charged and released to appear in court.

• Roni J. Hobbs, 34, of Grinnell was charged with public intoxication and fifth-degree criminal mischief after authorities responded to a report of a female breaking windows and trying to get into an apartment at 4:10 a.m. May 26 at a residence in the 400 block of South Third Avenue East. She smelled of alcohol and allegedly kicked a door, causing an estimated $200 damage. She waived her right to chemical testing and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Richard D. Lakin, 40, and Tyler D. Lakin, 23, both of Newton, were charged with serious domestic assault after authorities responded to a disturbance at 6:36 p.m. May 25 at 523 S. Second Ave. W. The men were charged for allegedly assaulting each other and were transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Brandi A. Terpstra, 20, of Newton was charged with possession of alcohol by person 18-20 at 2:24 a.m. May 26 on West 12th Street South. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. It is the policy of the Newton Daily News to release the names of individuals charged with a crime who are 16 and older.

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