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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter

Jasper County

Sheriff’s Office

• Samantha G. Remele, 31, of Des Moines was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail for an outstanding warrant issued for failure to pay child support charge after the Polk County Sheriff’s Department transferred her into Jasper County Sheriff’s custody at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 80 near the Mitchellville exist.

• Donald J. Shepley, 41, of Colfax was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Skiff Medical Center at 5:20 p.m. after being processed for drug evolution. During the evaluation, he was asked to empty his pockets and removed an eyeglass case from his pocket, which contained several glass pipes and a bag of green leafy substance. The substance was later identified as marijuana. The pipes also had traces of burnt marijuana residue. 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.

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