Newton Police Department
• William Joe Carter, 36, of Newton was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after causing a collision with his girlfriend’s car at 5:36 p.m. in the 500 block of West Second Street North. An officer administered field tests, which Carter failed. Carter was then taken to the police department, where he consented to a Datamaster test which indicated that his blood alcohol content level was .000. Officers then administered a urine drug screen, and Carter admitted he was currently taking methadone and took Xanax the day prior. Carter also was cited with failure to have a valid driver’s license and failure to have insurance. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Mason Gerald Destefano, 17, of Pleasant Hill, a 15-year-old Newton boy and a 14-year-old Newton boy were charged with fifth-degree theft in connection with a June 10 incident at Walmart. Officers were dispatched to Walmart, where three males were in custody for shoplifting. Destefano, along with the 14-year-old and 15-year-old, admitted to officers that they attempted to take three 20-foot universal tubes and conceal them on each of their persons. The total value of the attempted stolen goods was $47.76. The teens were referred to juvenile court services.
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