Newton Police Department
• Calvin Conley, 23, of Newton was charged with simple domestic assault after authorities responded to a domestic fight at 5:52 p.m. March 27 at 1453 N. 11th Ave. E. #1F. He was charged for allegedly assaulting a female and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Emily A. Romaine, 21, of Monroe was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 12:21 p.m. March 25 at Walmart. Romaine was charged for allegedly putting three items with a total value of $12.41 in her purse and attempting to leave the store. She also was charged with violation of a domestic no-contact order for being with the protected party at the time of the incident. Romaine was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Charles S. Vaughn, 49, of Newton was charged with assault after authorities responded to a complaint of an assault at 7:02 p.m. March 27 at 501 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton. Vaughn was charged for allegedly assaulting a female with a frying pan lid after she told him to leave. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Two 15-year-old Newton girls were charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities were dispatched at 2:49 p.m. March 27 at Walmart. They were charged for allegedly concealing an item valued at $8.93 and not paying for it when purchasing other items. They were referred to juvenile court services.
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.