Newton Police Department
• Wolo Davis, 26, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated after being stopped at 12:57 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of First Avenue East for speeding. Davis failed sobriety tests and had a BAC of .93. Davis also was given a warning for speeding and cited for no insurance and open container.
• Sara A. Flake, 29, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities observed her vehicle at 2:16 a.m. Friday parked on a curb in the 700 block of South Fourth Avenue East. The vehicle’s motor was running, and Flake was in the vehicle. Flake failed sobriety maneuvers and had a BAC of .211. She was charged and released to appear in court.
• Brooke E. Hamand, 17, of Stevensville, Mich., was cited with failure to obey a traffic control device after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 9:42 a.m. Nov. 7. Hamand was facing east when she pulled out into the intersection of Highway 14 and South 12th Avenue West, colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by 48-year-old Colfax resident John M. Hamer, who had the right of way. Hamand was transported to Skiff Medical Center. Her vehicle sustained an estimated $2,500 damage and Hamer’s an estimated $8,000 damage.
• Lucas R. Knie, 22, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Walmart. Knie was charged for allegedly attempting to leave the store without paying for $15.68 worth of merchandise. He was charged and released to appear in court.
• Alexis M. Nell, 22, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a theft complaint at 7:12 p.m. Saturday at Fareway. Nell was charged for allegedly attempting to steal a bottle of alcohol valued at $9.99 and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Eugenia K. Schultz, 43, of Newton was charged with wanton neglect of a dependent adult, a serious misdemeanor, following an investigation by Newton police. On Sept. 11, the Iowa Department of Human Services contact police regarding a possible dependent adult abuse involving the lack of financial support. The victim’s bills for June and July at Newton Health Care Center had not been paid. Schultz was charged for allegedly using the victim’s person funds for herself. She was charged Thursday at the police department and released to appear in court.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Rebecca L. Andrews, 25, of Iowa City turned herself in at 4:52 p.m. Friday at the Jasper County Jail on an active warrant for failure to appear in court.
• Steven S. Chiles, 34, of Des Moines was charged with public intoxication after he appeared at the Jasper County Jail at 9:15 p.m. Friday to serve a mittimus. He turned himself in to authorities about an hour later than he had been ordered, and he appeared to be intoxicated. He failed sobriety tests, and a breath test indicated he was intoxicated. He was placed in jail.
• Christopher L. Cleveland, 31, of Algona was booked the Jasper County Jail at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 for a warrant for failure to appear in court.
• Lonnell Conley, 41, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended and cited for no insurance after authorities stopped him at 4:04 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of North 19th Avenue East.
• Julie L. Gragen, 31, of Des Moines was charged with operating while intoxicated after she was involved in a vehicle pursuit with a Jasper County deputy and was stopped at 10:17 p.m. Oct. 23 at the 21 mile marker of eastbound Highway 163. After a urine sample was submitted for tested an indicated positive results for amphetamines, opiates and methamphetamine, she was arrested Monday and placed in the Jasper County Jail.
• Brandon J. May, 26, of Muskegon, Mich., was cited with open container after authorities stopped him at 4:07 p.m. Saturday in the eastbound lane at the 164 mile marker on Interstate 80.
• William J. Padron, 41, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after authorities responded to a report of a subject lost on a gravel road at 2:15 a.m. Sunday near East 76th Street South. While searching for the lost person, the deputy observed Padron and another male walking eastbound on South 54th Avenue East. Padron smelled of alcohol but refused a breath test. He was taken to the Jasper County 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.