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Police Blotter

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:48 a.m. CST

Newton Police Department

• Perry J. Graham, 54, of Burlington, was charged with public intoxication, third or subsequent charge, after officers responded to a call of a man sleeping in the back of his pickup truck in the Hy-Vee parking lot on May 6 at 8:09 p.m. Graham exhibited a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Officers advised him to sit on the tailgate of his truck and not leave or he would be charged with public intoxication. After Graham left the tailgate, officers arrested him and he was taken to jail.

• Jacob L. Drew, 19, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault, simple, and obstruction of emergency communication after officers responded to a call regarding a domestic situation at 411 E. 21st St. S. on May 6 at 12:52 p.m. The female victim, who had taken shelter at a neighbor’s house, reported that Drew had hit her in the face with an open palm and shoved her up against an appliance in the home. When she tried to call 911, Drew took the victim’s cell phone and threw it into the driveway, breaking it into pieces. The victim then attempted to call police from a landline in the home when Drew unplugged the phone. Drew was arrested and taken to jail.

• Hank L. Benson, 24, of Kellogg, was arrested on a warrant on May 6 at 9:31 a.m. Officers located Benson in the parking lot of Skiff Medical Center and were aware of a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear for a pretrial conference. Benson was arrested and taken to jail.

Jasper County Sheriff

• Sonya A. Grandstaff, 37, of Montezuma, was arrested on a Jasper County warrant after being stopped by a Grinell police officer at the Interstate 80 179 mile marker on-ramp on May 7 at 4:32 p.m. Grandstaff had an existing warrant for theft, fifth degree, and failure to appear. She was arrested and taken to jail.

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