Newton Police Department
• Ronald E. Carpenter, 48, of Newton was charged with assault after officers were dispatched at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday to 1620 S. 15th Ave. W. on report of an assault. The victim approached Carpenter and asked him to stop using profanities while on his cell phone. The victim alleged Carpenter punched him in the left eye and the scuffle continued on the ground in front of the back door of the victim’s house. A witness reported Carpenter assaulted the victim. Carpenter was released to appear in court.
• Raymond M. Dydell, 36, of Newton was cited for following too close after officers were dispatched at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of West Fourth Street North and South Eighth Avenue West on report of an accident. Martin rear-ended a vehicle driven by Matthias P. Meredith. The accident caused $100 in damage to Dydell’s car and $500 to Meredith’s.
• Theodore B. Johnson, 27, of Newton was arrested on an outstanding warrant after officers located him at 3:03 a.m. Thursday at 520 S. Third Ave. E. Johnson’s warrant was for violating a court order, and the original charge was the possession of drugs. He was taken to jail.
• Michelle R. Shockley, 27, of LeGrand, was charged with failure to appear in court after officers stopped her walking at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Fifth Street North and North 19th Avenue East. LeGrand failed to appear in court for an assault charge. She was transported to the county line and turned over to Poweshiek County.
• Marcel D. Suttington Jr., 24, and Myishia V. Maxwell, 25, both of Newton were charged with domestic assault after officers were dispatched at 3:50 a.m. Aug. 5 to 231 E. Eighth St. S. in reference to a domestic assault. The two, who live together, were in an altercation after Suttington discovered Maxwell was talking to other men. Suttington began grabbing and hitting Maxwell, leaving scratches and minor lacerations on the back of her neck. Suttington asked Maxwell to leave, which angered Maxwell, who hit Suttington with a wooden stick, causing a bloody nose. They were both placed in jail.
• Jesse L. Waterland, 32, of Branson, Mo., was charged with public intoxication after officers were dispatched at 3:02 a.m. Friday at Git N Go on report of someone asleep under a bicycle. Waterland refused chemical tests and was combative during the arrest. He was placed in jail.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Nathan L. McCumber, 26, of Newton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and driving while license revoked after deputies performed a routine traffic stop at 11:40 p.m. on Friday at the 10400 block of Highway 14 South. McCumber admitted to drinking two beer and taking prescription drugs that are not to be taken with alcohol. A breath test indicated a BAC under the legal limit. A drug recognition expert was called to evaluate the defendant. McCumber was placed in jail.