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Police Blotter

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 10:54 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Garold D. Hobbs, 72, of Newton was cited with failure to obey a traffic signal following a three-vehicle accident at 5:30 p.m. Monday at First Avenue East and East Eighth Street. Hobbs was traveling west on First Avenue when he struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by 41-year-old Newton resident Troy N. Tabor, who was stopped at the intersection behind a vehicle driven by 72-year-old Newton resident Arthur L. Ergenbright. Tabor’s vehicle was pushed into the rear of Ergenbright’s vehicle. A passenger in Tabor’s vehicle, 38-year-old Amber R. Tabor of Newton, was injured. Hobbs’ vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 damage, Tabor’s an estimated $1,500 damage and Ergenbright’s an estimated $500 damage.

• Brandon W. McConnell, 26, of Newton was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful possession of a prescription drug after authorities responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest at 3:38 a.m. Tuesday at a resident in the 800 block of North Second Avenue West. Upon arrival, McConnell was observed on the front porch of the home next to the front door, which was damaged. The reporting party stated she felt unsafe with McConnell there and that he had been told to leave. McConnell was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail, where he also was charged for allegedly being in possession of three prescription medication pills identified as Phenobarbital. He was placed in jail.

• Larry K. Worley, 64, of Newton was cited with following too close after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 6:10 p.m. Monday at North Fourth Avenue East and East Fourth Street North. Worley was traveling west on Fourth Avenue and was unable to stop, striking the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by Jill E. Bartello, 61, of Newton. Bartello’s vehicle sustained less than $100 damage and Worley’s an estimated $300 damage.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

• Tiffany L. Bailey, 23, of Sully was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities stopped her for a traffic violation at 4:34 a.m. Sunday at Highway 6 East and East 60th Street. Bailey failed sobriety tests and had a BAC of .143. She was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Lawrence M. Haws, 45, of Ankeny was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for probation violation at 5 p.m. Tuesday. He was transported by Jasper County authorities to the Jasper County Jail from Warren County and is being held on a $2,500 bond.

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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