Newton Police Department
• Michael D. Atchison, 21, of Newton was charged with driving with a suspended license after officers pulled Atchison over in the 400 block of East 21st Street North at 1:41 a.m. Saturday. He was released to appear.
• Elyssa B. Halstead, 28, of Grinnell was charged with operating while intoxicated, second offense, after officers pulled her over in the 700 block of First Avenue East at 11:20 p.m. Saturday. Halstead allegedly was driving on the wrong side of the road and pulled into the McDonald’s parking lot. She refused chemical testing and failed a sobriety test. Halstead was taken to Jasper County Jail.
• Danielle L. Nowasell, 23, of Iowa City was charged with operating while intoxicated after officers pulled her over at the Iowa Speedway Drive for reckless driving at 2:15 a.m. Sunday. Nowasell allegedly was driving in the middle lane. Her blood alcohol content was .167 percent . She was taken to Jasper County Jail.
• Larry L. Shaver Jr., 43, of Newton was cited for driving while license suspended after police observed him driving in the 1400th block of South 15th Avenue West at 2:30 a.m. Friday. An officer knew that Shaver was driving while his license was suspended, and he was taken to Jasper County Jail.
• Morning Star, 20, of Des Moines was cited for driving while license barred and charged with interference with official acts by giving a false name after officers stopped the vehicle in the 1600 block of South 15th Avenue West at 2:30 a.m. Friday. Star allegedly gave the fake name “Toe Toe” to police and, after discovering his real name, police ran a license plate check on Star and noticed that his license was barred. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Russell G. Quick Jr., 30, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after officers were called to Walmart at 8:03 p.m. Friday. Quick allegedly walked out of the store with a new pair of boots valued at $45.15. He was taken 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.