Newton Police Department
• Travis Wayne Howerton, 24, of Kellogg was charged with interference with official acts after authorities were dispatched at 10:27 p.m. to Newton Plaza Apartments in reference to an assault that was taking place. When officers arrived on the scene, Howerton was leaving in his vehicle, and officers activated their emergency lights. Howerton then exited his vehicle and the officers pursued him, eventually incapacitating him with a Taser. Howerton also was wanted on a Tama Police Department warrant for assault and an Urbandale Police Department warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. Howerton was taken to Broadlawns for medical attention and will be picked up by Urbandale authorities upon release.
• Richard J. Holmes, 17, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities were dispatched at 4:56 p.m. Monday to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. Holmes allegedly attempted to steal a DVD with a value of $16.01. He was released to appear in court.
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