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Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:22 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:25 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Kelly S. Bogue, 31, of Kellogg was charged with possession of marijuana after police stopped her at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of North Eighth Avenue East for a headlight violation. Bogue consented to a search of the vehicle, and authorities located .4 gram of marijuana in a metal tin. She was charged and released to appear in court.

• Daniel L. Brown, 25, of Des Moines was arrested at 10:33 p.m. Friday on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear in court for a child support hearing after he was located him at 503 N. Third Ave. E. #3. He was taken to the Polk County line and turned over to Polk County authorities. 

• Christopher C. Cain, 39, of from Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 6:35 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of North Second Avenue West and determined his license had been suspended. He also was given a warning for operation without registration and released to appear in court.

• Jarrett L. Curtis, 28, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped him at 1:36 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of South Fifth Avenue East for having an inoperable brake light. Police observed a glass marijuana pipe in the front cup holder and smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Authorities also located a pill container with .1 gram of marijuana inside. Curtis also was cited for operation of a motor vehicle with an expired license, given a warning for the brake light and released to appear in court.

• Clint J. Evans, 35, of Newton was cited with reckless driving after authorities responded to a vehicle-motorcycle accident at 5:45 p.m. March 30 at the intersection of South Fifth Avenue East and West Third Street South. Upon arrival, an officer observed a badly-damaged motorcycle and Evans, bleeding from the head, lying 8 to 10 feet from the motorcycle. The driver of the pickup truck, Alfred J. Brungardt, 77, of Newton, stated he stopped at the stop sign before proceeding east into the intersection when he did not see other traffic. He then heard a loud crash and stated he did know what had happened at first but then realized he was struck by a northbound ­­­motorcycle, causing extensive rear-end damage on the passenger side of the truck. Multiple witnesses heard the motorcycle traveling at a high-rate of speed, approximately 60 mph, and one witness reported Evans flipped three or four times in the air over the bed of the truck after the collision before landing on the pavement. Evans was transported to Skiff Medical Center by Newton paramedics. The truck sustained an estimated $6,000 damage and the motorcycle an estimated $2,500 damage.

• Jennifer N. Morris, 27, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to an alcohol theft complaint at 5:56 p.m. April 1 at Fareway. The suspect left the scene, and authorities located the suspect vehicle at 1650 S. 15th Ave. W. #10, where they spoke with the owner of the vehicle and determined Morris had borrowed it. She was charged for allegedly stealing two bottles of alcohol valued at $33.48 and released to appear in court.

• Nathan J. Nelson, 20, of Newton was cited with following too closely after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 10:57 a.m. March 31. Nelson was traveling east on First Avenue East when he struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by Laura D. Penning, 35, of Newton. Penning’s vehicle sustained an estimated $2,500 damage and Nelson’s an estimated $250 damage.

• Katie E. Rodewald, 29, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Highway 14 South for having an inoperable brake light and determined her license had been suspended. She also was given a warning for the light and released to appear in court.

• Tyler A. Sutton, 18, of Newton was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities investigated a burglary reported Aug. 30. The owners of the residence returned from a camping trip and found their house had been broken into, with numerous items found missing, including several firearms. The burglary occurred some time between Aug. 26 and 30. Sutton was identified as a suspect, and authorities obtained a court order for samples of his fingerprints and DNA. His prints matched those found on the safe that contained the firearms. He was located at 3:45 p.m. March 31 and arrested. During a search, authorities found him with a marijuana pipe in his pocket. He was 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.

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