• A 14-year-old female was charged with fifth degree theft and cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age after officers were called to Walmart at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday. She allegedly stole hair dye products and two bottles of vodka valued at $44.85. Her case was turned over to juvenile court authorities.
• A 14-year-old and a 12-year-old were charged with fifth degree theft after officers were called to Walmart at 1:58 p.m. Saturday. The two juveniles allegedly took a necklace valued at $8.43 and attempted to take headphones. Their case was referred to juvenile court authorities.
• Donald A. Zoutte Jr., 30, no known address, was charged with second degree criminal mischief and possession of drugs after officers were called to an apartment building at 604 E. 3rd St. S. at 7:16 a.m. Saturday. Zoutte allegedly tried to break in several apartments causing an estimated $1,200 worth of damage to one apartment door and $600 damage to another. While he was being taken into custody, he allegedly dropped trazondone. He was charged for the unlawful possession of prescription drugs. While in custody, officers discovered an outstanding warrant from Polk County on drug related charges. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Joni L. Carter, 51, of Newton was charged with fifth degree theft after officers were called to Hy-Vee at 3:41 p.m. Saturday. Carter allegedly stole $28.99 worth of dog treats and vitamins. She was released to appear in court.
• Keith L. Stephen, 52, of Newton was charged with fifth degree theft after officers were called to Hy-Vee at 2:01 p.m. Sunday. He allegedly stole a tooth brush and toothpaste valued at $10.04. Stephen was released to appear in court.
• Tanneeah R. Fleming, 33, of Newton was charged for driving without a license after officers pulled her over for speeding in the 100 block of North Eighth Avenue East at 12:57 p.m. Friday. Fleming was given warning for speeding and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Ray D. Meyer, 50, of Newton was cited for driving while license suspended after officers stopped his vehicle for a burned out tail light in the 1700 block of First Avenue East at 10:15 p.m. Thursday. Meyer was given a warning for the tail light and was taken to Jasper County Jail.
• Brandon R. Wilson, 17, of Newton was charged with disorderly conduct , simple assault and criminal mischief after officers were called to Progress Industries at 1:25 p.m. Friday. Wilson allegedly threw a chair and hit an employee. In addition, he allegedly broke a door. Estimated repair cost is $100. He was referred to juvenile authorities.
• Mathew K. Borton, 31, of Marshalltown was charged with driving without a license and speeding on Highway 330 at the two mile marker Northbound at 2:38 a.m. Saturday. Officers pulled him over for speeding and discovered that his license had been taken away for failure to pay Iowa fines. Borton was taken to jail.
• Derek Davis, 27, of Bondurant was charged with driving without insurance and driving while license suspended after officers pulled him over for a traffic stop at 300 S. main St. in Prairie City at 3:10 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to Jasper County Jail.
• Jeremy Guckert, 29, of Rhodes was charged with an OWI first offense. Officers pulled him over for a traffic stop at W. 88th St. N Highway 24 at 1:53 a.m. on Sunday. Officers reported that his speech was slurred and he informed police that he drank six to seven beers. His Blood Alcohol Content was .134. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Bobby L. Quick, 26, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated after officers were called to the Adult Super Store at 11:31 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene they discovered Quick in his car, nude. He had blood shot eyes and failed a sobriety test. Quick admitted to drinking. He was taken to 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.