Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Terrance T. Russell-Jones, 26, of Newton, was charged with interference with official acts and possession of a controlled substance at 12:31 a.m. Oct. 26. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies made a traffic stop on Highway 13 near F-48 West. While conducting the traffic stop, Russell-Jones was found to have marijuana, as a passenger of the vehicle, detected the smell of marijuana coming from him. Russell-Jones attempted to leave the scene after deputies initially tried to detain him, but was unsuccessful. Russell-Jones was arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail. Brandon D. Robertson, 36, of Newton, was also a passenger inside the vehicle and was arrested and jailed for possession of a controlled substance.
• John A. Urfer, 42, of Grinnell, was charged with violating a sex offender verification at 8 a.m. Tuesday. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies interviewed Urfer at his residence and asked why a female neighbor did not appear on his registration. Urfer admitted he forgot to add the female to his registration, and that she had lived in proximity to him since the end of January 2018. He was arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail.
Newton Police Department
• Theodore R. Prehm, 60, of Newton, was charged with violating his sex offender verification at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday. According to Newton Police, an officer was sent to Newton Public Library on a call of a sex offender on the property. When the officer arrived, he talked to the library employee who said he recognized Prehm inside the library, where he was not allowed to be. After the officer confirmed by surveillance videos he was on the property, Prehm received a citation, summoning him to court.