• George E. Adams, 58, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after authorities made contact with him after observing him walking at 2:39 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 200 block of East Eighth Street South. Adams smelled of alcohol but refused sobriety tests. He was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Anthony W. Annee, 43, of Newton was cited with failure to yield to vehicle on the right after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7:29 a.m. Feb. 10. Annee was traveling south on West Fifth Street South and entering an uncontrolled intersection at South Sixth Avenue West when he collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Katy G. Freytag, 39, of Newton. Freytag was cited with operation without registration. Her vehicle sustained an estimated $4,000 damage and Annee’s an estimated $2,000 damage.
• Terry L. Clark Jr., 16, of Newton was charged with interference with official acts after authorities stopped him at 11:28 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of South Eighth Avenue West for matching the description of a runaway. Clark refused to give a name and continued to walk away from the officer. Clark was charged and released to his mother at the police department.
• Robbie L. Doran, 31, of Newton was charged with possession of a controlled substance after authorities stopped him at 7:47 p.m. Feb. 26 in the 500 block of South Fourth Avenue West for having an inoperable bike light. Doran consented to a search, and authorities found a small crystal rock that tested positive for methamphetamine in his pocket. He was charged and released to appear in court.
• Joshua D. Fifer, 30, of Newton was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of a prescription drug without a prescription after authorities responded to an incident at 2:32 p.m. Feb. 28 at Walgreen’s. Authorities were informed Fifer jumped over the pharmacy counter at Walgreen’s and grabbed five bottles of hydrocodone. He then fled the store while being pursued by the store manager. He was apprehended by Newton police while still carrying the stolen merchandise. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Brenda K. Secory, 33, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 7:57 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of North Fourth Avenue East for having an inoperable brake light. She was given a warning for the brake light, charged for driving while license suspended and released to appear in court.
• Michael E. Shaffer, 59, of Newton was charged with possession of a controlled substance after authorities stopped a vehicle at 12:51 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Sixth Avenue East for having an unreadable license plate. Shaffer was a passenger in the vehicle, and police observed a plastic baggie with a green leafy substance sitting between his legs. Shaffer was charged and released to appear in court. The driver of the vehicle, Roger D. Good, 45, of Newton was arrested on a warrant for parole violation and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Andrew R.K. Stoll, 28, of Newton was charged with possession of a controlled substance after authorities located him at 8:29 p.m. Monday at 1343 N. Fourth Ave. E. to arrest him on a Mahaska County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police smelled marijuana in the residence, and Stoll admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that day. Police asked if Stoll had any marijuana, and he gave them a baggie of 4 grams of marijuana. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Jodi L. Williams, 29, of Montezuma was charged with carrying a weapon and fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 26 at Walmart. A loss control agent had observed Williams concealing merchandise valued at a total of $90.28 and leaving the store without paying for the items. The employee followed Williams out of the store and detained her. During a search, authorities also found brass knuckles in her purse. She was charged and transported 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.