Newton Police Department
• Clifford J. Heathcote, 36, of Newton was charged with second-degree fraudulent practices after officers located him at 226 W. Ninth St. S. Heathcote took unemployment benefits while he was employed. He was taken to jail.
• Jeffery T. Schrader, 26, of Knoxville was charged with possessing more than seven grams of amphetamine without a tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to deliver more than five grams after officers were dispatched at 9:11 p.m. Sunday to 100 W. Fifth St. S. Officers noticed a suspicious vehicle that fled when officers turned around to follow it. Schrader threw a bag out the vehicle which officers retrieved. Once they pulled him over they discovered $720 in his left sock as well as syringes and plastic baggies. He was taken to jail.
• Jamie L. Stephen, 47, of Newton was charged with possession of a controlled substance after officers were dispatched at 8:39 p.m. Monday to Hy-Vee on a report of a green leafy substance found inside a purse. A female left the purse at Hy-Vee. After she retrieved the purse, Hy-Vee employees notified police. They went to Stephen’s house where he said he placed the marijuana inside the woman’s purse without her knowledge. He was released to appear in court.
• Krystle L. Valentine, 30, of Newton was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were dispatched at 11:29 p.m. Monday to 815 N. Eighth Eve. E. on a report of a wanted subject. Officers found marijuana and marijuana smoking devices in her garage. She was taken to jail.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Jason B. Madison, 29, of Oskaloosa was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after officers observed him stopped at 1:53 a.m. Saturday at Highway 163 and Prairie Avenue. Madison tested under the legal limit for BAC, but a drug recognition expert said he was on a drug. He was taken to jail.
• Jeremy L. Rasmusson, 34, of Newton taken into custody at 10:24 a.m. Monday at the Jasper County. Courthouse by jail staff for a valid arrest warrant out of Jasper County.
• Wesley Allen Raridon, 27, of Newton turned himself in at 3:55 p.m. Monday the Jasper County Jail on valid Jasper County arrest warrant.
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.