• Bradley E. Thurman, 33, of Newton, was charged with possesson of a controlled substance at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday. According to Newton police, officers pulled over a vehicle on South Fifth Avenue West for a suspended license. When officers initiated contact with Thurman, they could smell an odor of marijuana coming from within Thurman’s vehicle. Officers also found a leafy, green substance inside a small bag, located inside the center console. Thurman received a citation summoning him to appear in court.
• Adam R. Straight, 27, of Newton, was charged with assault at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. According to Newton police, an officer was sent to the 700 block of North Ninth Avenue East for a possible assault call. The victim, along with two other witnesses, told the officer that Straight allegedly assaulted the victim by choking him and threatening him with a 4.5-inch knife. The victim appeared to have no visible injuries, the police report said. The victim and Straight are related, but have at no point in time lived together. Straight was taken into custody but was released.
• A motor-vehicle accident involving a school bus resulted in no injuries. According to Newton police, the accident took place on Dec. 17 at 2:17 p.m. at the intersection of East Fourth Street South and South Third Avenue East. Only one student was on board the bus. A juvenile driver, driving a red 2004 Dodge Stratus, was heading westbound on South Third Avenue East toward a stoplight. The juvenile said they looked both way, but didn’t see the bus on the left side. The bus suffered damage to the right front bumper, just in front of the front passenger side tire, coming to an estimated $1,000 in damage.