Newton Police Department
• Andrea Dawn Lawson, 32, of Newton, was arrested at 1:11 p.m. Thursday at the adult probation office on a Jasper County warrant for probation violation, originally charged OWI and possession of marijuana.
• Brian A. Callison, 41, and Keith M. McCollum, 20, both of Newton, were both charged with disorderly conduct and Kristopher C. Walker, 38, also of Newton, was charged with interference with official acts after an incident at 7:24 a.m. Dec. 5. Police received a report of a fight in the parking lot of New Star at 702 First Ave. E. Police arrived just after the fight. Later that afternoon, Callison came into the police department and complained he had been assaulted at New Star after a traffic altercation. He alleged he stopped the car and argued with the other driver who was later identified as McCollum and yelled at him to “hit me.” Callison alleged McCollum put him in a chokehold and he passed out, but woke up a few minutes later beaten up. Callison and Walker were arrested when police were called at 1 p.m. Thursday to McCollum’s home where the pair was reportedly searching for McCollum. While the police officer was arresting Callison, Walker was reportedly following the officer and yelling and refused to obey the officer. The officer pepper sprayed Walker and a citizen helped with the arrest. When Walker was in the squad car, he reportedly blew the citizen kisses and said “this isn’t over.”
• Danny E. Stevens, 39, of Colfax, is charged with operating while under the influence and interference with official acts, after police were called at 8:28 p.m. Dec. 7 in reference to a vehicle all over the roadway in the 6200 block of Highway F48 West. The black Dodge Nitro was then seen by police in the 1400 block of First Avenue West with an expired registration. Police requested Stevens exit the vehicle as he seemed to be lethargic. Stevens refused. Stevens failed a field sobriety test, refused arrest and was tased several times by an officer. Stevens was arrested.
• Michael W. Stevens, 55, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the influence after police pulled him over at 12:13 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of West Fourth Street South. Stevens was traveling with a license plate light out. Police smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle. Stevens was unable to complete a field sobriety test due to an injury. He was issued a citation.