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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 11:14 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Elizabeth N. Clark, 22, no address, was charged with public intoxication after officers were dispatched at 6:47 p.m. Saturday to 700 N. Fourth Ave. E. on a report of a female who was yelling and screaming. Upon arrival, Clark said there were sticky things on the walls that were talking to her. She continued to explain delusions of paranoia and told officers people gave her meth several days prior. Two witnesses stated this was not Clark’s normal behavior. She was placed in jail.

• Aynn M. Coady, 23, of Newton was charged with child endangerment after officers were dispatched at 9:38 p.m. Sunday to Skiff ER on a report of a male who had been hit by a car. Coady and the victim both said he was hit by a car that drove off, and Coady was called to pick the victim up. Coady then placed her child in the back seat of the car and drove to pick up the victim. Coady admitted she was too intoxicated to drive. She was released to appear in court.

• Marion L. Collins, 65, of Newton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after officers were dispatched at 7:52 p.m. Sept. 23 to the 1200 block of East Eighth Street South on a report of an assault. Upon arrival, witnesses told officers that the individuals involved in the assault took off in a red PT Cruiser. Officers located the vehicle, pulled it over and performed field sobriety tests on Collins. A breath tests registered his BAC at .135.  He was released to appear in court.

• Paul Harris III, 25, of Newton was charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts after officers were dispatched at 8 a.m. Thursday to 701 N. Second Ave. E. on a report of a possible fight. After being arrested, Harris attempted to headbutt one of the officers. En route to the jail, he kept hitting the cage of the patrol car with his head. He was taken to jail.

• Julie A. Johnson, 59, of Newton was charged with driving while barred after officers stopped her at 12:21 a.m. Sunday at 1300 First Ave. W. Officers stopped her for an inoperable center brake light. Once officers stopped her, she told them she didn’t have a license. She was released to appear in court.

• Jennifer L. Lott, 46, of Brooklyn was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance after officers stopped her at 12:44 a.m. Saturday at 400 First St. N. for an inoperable brake light. Upon a search of the vehicle, officers found marijuana and marijuana and meth smoking devices. She was released to appear in court.

• Brandy R. McCann, 33, of Indianola was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers stopped her at 1:10 a.m. Saturday at the 100 block of East 23rd Street South for speeding. After they placed her under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, officers found two marijuana smoking pipes. She was taken to jail.

• Jennifer A. Powers, 39, no address, was charged with fourth-degree theft after officers were dispatched at 11:42 a.m. Saturday to EconoLodge on report of a theft. Powers is an employee at EconoLodge, and after later being arrested for driving with a suspended license, she told officers where the money was in her car. Officers found the envelope, which was supposed to be used to make a night drop from EconoLodge, in the dumpster outside EconoLodge. She was placed in jail.

• Leonidas M. Psomas Jr., 44, no address, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers located him at 2:48 p.m. Thursday at 1323 First Ave. W. Psomas was wanted for two warrants in Jasper County. Upon locating him, officers found two glass smoking pipes. He was taken to jail.

• Covey J. Tratchel, 25, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after officers were dispatched at 8 a.m. Thursday to 701 N. Second Ave. E. on a report of a possible fight. Upon arrival, officers saw Tratchel in a verbal confrontation with another male and smelled alcohol coming from him. He was released to appear in court.

•  Krystle L. Valentine, 29, of Newton was arrested for fifth-degree theft after officers were dispatched at 2:30 p.m. Saturday to Walmart on a report of a shoplifter. Asset protection employees stopped Valentine at the entrance of the store, where she was attempting to steal hair color, toothpaste and mouthwash. She said she was stealing the items to pay off a debt to someone else. She was released to appear in court.

• Sonja J. Vanderputte, 32, of Newton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after officers stopped her at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Eighth Street North. Field sobriety tests indicated six of six clues that she was intoxicated, but she refused other tests. She was placed in jail.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. It is the policy of the Newton Daily News to release the names of individuals charged with a crime who are 16 and older.

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