Newton Police Department
• David A. Crow, 59, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities received a report at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday of a male subject who could barely walk leaving West End Sinclair with a case of beer and driving away. The suspect’s vehicle was located parked in the 700 block of South Fourth Avenue East, and Crow was in the driver’s seat. He refused sobriety tests but admitted to have beers at home and a bar. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Chad E. Veach, 32, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana (second offense), public intoxication, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts after authorities responded to a report of two males involved in a fight at 11:47 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Git N Go parking lot. Upon arrival, authorities found one of the males inside attempting to buy alcohol and other items. The male was identified as Veach and was taken outside because he appeared to be intoxicated. He failed sobriety maneuvers and was placed under arrest. During a search, authorities found a bag of 24.6 grams of marijuana, a marijuana pipe, a black scale and straw cut to a length of approximately two inches to snort prescription pills. Veach also admitted to being involved in a fight with another person before police arrived. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Two 14-year-old Newton males were charged Monday with disorderly conduct after authorities responded to a report of a fight at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 on a school bus parked at the Newton Senior High School. They were charged following an investigation and referred to juvenile court services.
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