Newton Police Department
• Reginald D. Gray, 76, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft, interference with official acts and trespass at 9:52 p.m. April 8 when police were called to Yes Way in reference to a shoplifter. Employees told police a male, identified as Gray, pumped $44 worth of gas into his vehicle and left the store without paying after Gray attempted to pay with a credit card, and it was declined. Gray told employees he would pay for the gas later. Police located Gray at his residence and asked him about the gasoline. He told police he paid for the gas but may have not signed the receipt. Police followed Gray back to Yes Way to make arrangements for him to pay for the gas by April 10. Yes Way employees told police April 12 Gray had not paid for the gas even though he had been to the store multiple times.
In a separate incident at 3:42 p.m. April 12, police were called to Skiff Hospital in reference to a man who refused to leave, identified as Gray. Gray’s blue Ford truck was parked in front of the main entrance of the hospital. Gray refused to move his truck, and he told police he was there to pick up “corpses.” Gray rolled up his window and locked the doors to the truck. Gray later left the hospital parking lot. Gray was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Nathan A. Kaisand, 27, homeless, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, providing false identification information and operating while under the influence at 5:43 a.m. April 13 after police responded to Burger King in reference to a man seen in an employee’s vehicle. The man appeared to be passed out in the Dodge Durango. Police woke the man up and had him step out of the vehicle. Police found a backpack that didn’t belong to the victim. Inside a backpack were several bags with methamphetamine residue, several spoons with methamphetamine residue and a syringe. Kaisand first indicated his first name was Joshua but it was later determined to be Nathan. Kaisand had an active warrant for his arrest. The victim didn’t want to press charges. Kaisand was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.