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Police Blotter

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:41 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:43 p.m. CDT

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

• Jeffery Scott Winchell, 56, of Newton, was charged with driving while license revoked after being stopped for a traffic violation at 10:12 p.m. on May 5 in the 1100th block of E. 31st St. N. When officers asked for his current license and registration, Winchell replied that he did not have a valid license. Winchell was taken to the Jasper County Jail.

Newton Police Department

• Cody A. Deakins, 30, of Baxter, was charged with theft, 2nd degree after an investigation into the theft of a cargo utility trailer from TruValue on July 17, 2012. The trailer, valued at $4,365, had been rented from TruValue on June 19, 2012 and was never returned. An investigation on April 16 revealed the trailer had been sold to an individual in Newton by Deakins. Deakins was located in the 100 block of W. Second St. N. at 3:23 p.m. on April 19 and was taken to jail.

• Darren S. Lehrkamp, 20, of Newton, was charged with three counts of aiding and abetting forgery, one count of aiding and abetting the unauthorized use of credit cards and conspiracy to commit third degree burglary stemming from an incident that occurred on Nov. 25, 2012. A female victim reported that three individuals had broken into her vehicle at the Newton YMCA and had stolen her purse. The victim advised that charges had been made on her card at several businesses around Newton, including a charge of $310.04 at Walmart, $118.64 at Casey’s and $148.36 at Walgreens. In addition, the card had been declined in four separate transactions totalling $3,337.59. Two juveniles connected with incident were located in November. Lehrkamp was located on May 2 at 11:04 p.m. at 1111 N. 11th Ave. E., Apt. 12 in reference to a burglary. Lehrkamp was charged with burglary, third degree for entering the apartment with intent to commit an assault and was taken to jail.

• Jordan L. Foreman, 25, of Newton, was charged with theft, fifth degree, on May 5 at 10:26 p.m. after Walmart employees witnessed him cutting the security cable on a camera, valued at $68.13, and concealing it on his person and attempting to leave the store. Foreman was located in the 3000 block of First Ave. E. and was taken to jail.

• Merrilee S. George, 60, was charged with public intoxication, third or subsequent offense, on May 5 after police responded to a call at 517 W. Third St. S. advising of a neighbor verbally harassing the caller. Police arrived at 1:55 p.m. and advised George to go inside her residence. Police were called back at 2:55 p.m. after the caller complained that George had continued to harass them. George was picked up and taken to jail.

• Stacy R. Carroll, 40, of Reasnor, was charged with possession of methamphetamine after officers stopped her vehicle on May 4 at 6:59 p.m. in the 188 block of N. Seventh Ave. W. Carroll was witnessed crossing the center line several times. Officers searched the vehicle and found a contact lens case filled with a white substance in the glove compartment. A field test identified the substance as methamphetamine. Carroll was taken to jail.

• Terry R. Hervey, 50, of Newton, was charged with theft, fifth degree, after he was witnessed concealing a package of food on his person and attempting to leave Hy-Vee at 8:50 a.m. on May 4. The package contained shrimp valued at $6.50. Hervey was released to appear.

• Douglas L. Krier, 55, and Ryan E. Dearinger, 41, both of Newton, were charged with one count each of theft, fifth degree after witnesses spotted the men leaving the Hy-Vee Garden Center with a cart full of goods at 2:43 a.m. on May 2. The men rolled the shopping cart to the Pit Stop Liquors parking lot where they unloaded items including potting soil and potted rose bushes valued at $158.56 into the trunk of a vehicle. The vehicle was located in the 900 block of First Ave. E. The men were located at 919 First Ave. E. and were taken to jail.

• Charles D. Nance, 40, and Kenosha M. Wyms, 17, both of Newton, were charged in connection with a shoplifting call at Walmart on May 2 at 12:42 p.m. Nance was seen leaving the store with a bicycle innertube, valued at $5 and was located at Arboretum in Agnes Patterson Park. Nance was charged with theft, fifth degree. Wyms, who had been shopping with Nance, was detained by Walmart employees when she began yelling threats at employees. Additionally, Wyms had been served a trespass warning by a Walmart store in Joliet, Ill. She was charged with simple assault and criminal trespass and released to juvenile authorities. Nance was released to appear.

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