Newton Police Department
• Manaye Felleke, 24, of Newton, is charged with public intoxication after authorities were called to 1650 W. 19th St. S. at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Officers were called in reference to a male having an argument with the landlord. The man was found without clothes on and with items scattered around on the ground. Officers observed a very strong odor of alcohol as well as beer cans and an empty case sitting on the ground. Officers asked him to put pants on and he became combative after which they placed him under arrest. He refused his right to a chemical test. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Robert J. Jiron Jr., 25, of Newton, is charged with fourth-theft after authorities were called to Wal-Mart at 6:29 a.m. Saturday. Jiron attempted to leave the store with a Gateway computer and container of ice cream totaling $376.13. He was stopped by store employees outside the building. It was discovered Jiron also had a Poweshiek County warrant for probation violation and a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Rachel M. Scott, 18, of Newton, is charged with fifth-degree theft and criminal trespass after authorities were called to Wal-Mart at 3:51 p.m. Friday. A loss control agent at Wal-Mart detained Scott after she was seen concealing items and attempting to leave the store. She had stolen from Wal-Mart before and was banned from entering again. The total amount of merchandise in her possession was $82.81. She was cited and released to appear in court.
• Eric E. Trout, 49, of Newton, is charged with fourth-degree theft, assault on jailer and assault on peace officer after authorities were called to 2300 Law Center Dr. at 12:33 a.m. Friday. Trout had attempted to take $427.54 of merchandise in a shopping cart as well as throwing merchandise over the fence in the lawn and garden section during a June 22 incident. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail. While at the jail, he was uncooperative and verbally abusive. He spit in an officer’s face as well as kicked and hit a jailer. He remains in the Jasper County Jail.