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Police Blotter

Published: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 12:18 p.m. CST

Newton Police Department

• Jeremy J. Jones, 20, of Newton was arrested at 5:46 p.m Tuesday at 1337 First Ave E. for failure to appear in court for a pretrial hearing for possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested and carried to jail.

• Randy S. Mendenhall, 49, of Newton was involved in a car accident with Tyler W. Hummel, 30, of Des Moines on Wednesday in the 2300 block of North 33rd Avenue East. Mendenhall was eastbound and attempted to turn into a parking lot. He hit Hummel’s vehicle and was cited for failure to yield. Damages to Hummel’s car were estimated at $200. Mendenhall’s car damages totaled an estimated $2,000.

• Dennis U. Rice, 36, of Newton was arrested for second-degree burglary after he allegedly attempted to rob Git and Go at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday. While in police custody, he was searched and arrested for possession of marijuana and prescription drugs. He was arrested and taken to jail. No additional information was available at press time.

• Larry L. Shaver Jr., 43, of Newton was arrested at 7:53 a.m. Wednesday in the 400th block E. 19th St. N. for driving while driving while license suspended. He was released to appear.

• Joan B. Wilcox, 49, of Newton was arrested at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday at 218 W. Ninth St. S. on a warrant for failure to appear in court for a sentence hearing. Police originally were called to the residence for a disturbance. Police discovered Wilcox’s original warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs. While she was searched in jail, police found a pipe used for methamphetamine. Additional charges included possession of contraband and introduction of drugs to a jail. She was arrested and taken to jail.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

• Travis M. McDaniels, 34, of Newton was arrested at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at 315 N. Fourth Ave. E. on three counts of sex offender violations. He failed to notify police of address change, job loss and knowingly falsifying information. He was arrested and taken to jail.

• Joshua D. Sharp, 23, of Kellogg was arrested 9 p.m. Wednesday after turning himself in to police. He had a warrant out for his arrest for an incident that occurred on Dec. 1.

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 15 and older.

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