Newton Police Department
• Dennis U. Rice, 38, of Newton was charged with serious domestic assault and interference with official acts and Richard J. Holmes, 18, of Newton was charged with simple domestic assault after authorities responded to a report at 12:28 p.m. Sunday of a male subject attacking other family members at 814 E. Eighth St. N. Rice was charged for allegedly assaulting other family members, and Holmes was charged for allegedly wrestling Rice to the ground and choking him. Rice also was charged for making threats to officers during his arrest and slamming his head against the back of the patrol car cage. Both men were transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• James C. Ryther, 43, of Newton was charged with serious domestic assault after authorities responded to a domestic assault at 11:24 p.m. Saturday at his residence, 815 First St. N. He was charged for allegedly throwing a glass bottle at a female and threatening to kill her. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• John M. Thompson II, 34, of Milton was charged with violation of a no-contact order and Caroline M. Turner, 33, of Gonzalez, La., was charged with aiding and abetting the violation of a no-contact order after authorities responded to a domestic disturbance at 11:40 p.m. Saturday at 1803 First Ave. E. Authorities determined a no-contact order was in place between the two individuals in the hotel room. Thompson also was found to be wanted on two Marshalltown Police Department warrants for domestic assault and violation of a no-contact order and two Johnson County warrants for burglary and failure to appear in court. Both were transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Heather N. Wiley, 30, of Cedar Rapids was charged with child endangerment, a Class D felony, after authorities responded to a complaint at 6 a.m. Sunday at Casey’s General Store, 1200 W. 18th St. S. Wiley was charged for allegedly biting her small male child in the face. 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.