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Police Blotter

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 11:22 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 2, 2014 11:24 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Meagan M. Anderson, 24, of Baxter was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 1:53 a.m. May 11 in the 800 block of Highway 14 South. Police determined her license was suspended, and she was charged and released.

• Timothy J. Ford, 27, of Newton was charged with criminal trespass after authorities responded to a trespassing complaint at 10:19 a.m. May 10 at Walmart. Loss prevention staff provided authorities with a restriction from property order that had been served to Ford in November. He was charged and released to appear in court.

• Nicholas W. Gamble, 26, and Makenzie S.L. Davis, 22, both of Killduff, were charged with public intoxication after authorities were dispatched at 12:50 a.m. May 10 to the 500 block of First Avenue East in reference to a possible domestic situation. They admitted to being involved in a verbal altercation. Both smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot and watery eyes. Gamble’s BAC was over .08, and Davis refused chemical testing. They were transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Erin M. Harding, 28, of Knoxville was charged with fifth-degree theft and aiding and abetting after authorities responded to an incident at Walmart and 11:08 a.m. April 30. Harding was charged for assisting another individual in returning stolen store property to obtain a gift card for $41.60. Harding later used the gift card at Murphy USA to obtain $25 in fuel. She came to the police department on May 10, was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Avery L. Leavens, 22, of Newton was arrested on an Adel warrant for failure to appear in court after authorities located him at 1 p.m. May 8 at 916 E. Seventh St. N. #1. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Bill D. Miller, 64, of Kellogg was cited with unsafe backing after backing out of a parking space in the 100 block of West Second Street South at approximately 12:58 p.m. May 7 and collided with a vehicle driven by Stephen A. Haunsperger, 59, of Newton. Miller’s vehicle sustained an estimated $200 damage and Haunsperger’s an estimated $400 damage.

• Marcel D. Suttington Jr., 25, of Newton was charged with serious domestic assault after authorities responded to a domestic assault complaint at 3:04 a.m. May 11 at a residence in the 1200 block of West 16th Street South. He was charged for allegedly assaulting a female and also was found to be wanted on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear in court. 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.

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