Newton Police Department
• Tony D. Bass, 40, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana and interference with official acts and Rodney V. Barbee, 43, of Newton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities responded to a report of marijuana smoke at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday at 1024 E. 12th St. N. #3. Barbee gave an officer permission to search the residence, and the officer observed Bass putting something in his mouth. The officer handcuffed Bass and ordered him to spit the item out, which he did. The item was .7 gram of marijuana wrapped in paper, and another 4.6 grams of marijuana was located in the toilet. Bass admitted the marijuana was his. The officer also found a metal “ninja” marijuana crusher/de-seeder with marijuana residue inside, which Barbee admitted was his. Both men were released to appear in court.
• David J. Dehart, 19, of Newton was charged with serious assault after authorities were called to Skiff Medical Center at 11:43 p.m. June 3 in reference to an assault. The victim stated he and friends were at Walmart when he squeezed a little lotion on Dehart’s head as a joke. Dehart then allegedly punched the victim three times in the mouth, knocking out two of the victim’s teeth. Dehart was charged and released to appear in court.
• Dustin M. Ingram, 33, of Newton was cited with failure to yield after colliding with a vehicle driven by Tammy A. Welcher 46, of Newton at 5 p.m. Wednesday at South Second Avenue East and East Second Street South. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to Welcher’s vehicle and $100 to Ingram’s vehicle.
• Angela K. Lefevre, 39, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief after authorities responded to a complaint over a shared driveway at 8:12 p.m. May 27 at Bungalow Court. Lefevre was charged for allegedly opening her vehicle door during an argument and intentionally banging the door against her neighbor’s vehicle, causing an estimated $200 damage. Lefevre was released to appear in court.
• Susan K. McVey, 64, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after colliding with a vehicle driven by Kelly J. Wallace, 42, of Newton at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday at North Second Avenue West and West Eighth Street North. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $700 to Wallace’s vehicle and $500 to McVey’s vehicle.
• Leonidas M. Psomas, Jr., 44, of Newton was arrested on a warrant for fourth-degree theft from the Marshalltown Police Department after an officer located him at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Jasper County Courthouse. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.