Newton Police Department
• Kelly J. Culp, 50, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped her at 12:20 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of East 12th Street Place South for having an inoperable brake light. Culp consented to a search of the vehicle, and police found .9 gram of marijuana and a glass marijuana pipe in her purse. She was charged and released to appear in court.
• Steven E. Daniel, 42, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of First Avenue East after recognizing him as driving with a suspended license. He was charged and released to appear in court.
• Ashley J. Schuler, 25, of Newton,turned herself in at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton Police Department on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear in court on a driving while license suspended charge. She 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.