• Ashely N. Peercy, 25, of Newton, was charged with assault causing bodily injury or mental illness at 7:25 p.m. Jan. 4. According to Newton police, officers were sent to the 600 block of East Second Street South for an assault. After interviews were conducted, it was determined Peercy wasn’t pleased when the victim came home intoxicated and a verbal argument broke out which escalated to a physical altercation. Peercy allegedly hit the victim in the face, resulting in redness around his right eye. Peercy was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Candice M. Lynch, 35, of Newton, was charged with willful injury causing bodily injury and domestic abuse at 8:03 a.m. Friday. According to Newton police, officers were sent to Skiff Medical Center for a male with a stab wound. After interviews, it was determined Lynch and the victim were in a verbal argument that lasted all night. Another argument ensued, during which Lynch allegedly picked up a butcher’s knife and attacked the victim. The result was the victim being cut on the right palm and left wrist. Lynch was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Randy G. Dickerson, 33, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse resulting in injury or mental illness at 10:12 a.m. Friday. According to Newton police, officers were called to the 400 block of West Ninth Street South. Upon arrival, the victim was visibly upset after Dickerson allegedly threw a can at the victim’s back. Also, the victim said her lip was struck during the assault. Red marks were seen on the victim’s back, along with a slightly swollen lip. A witness also told officers they saw Dickerson and the victim fighting in the yard while Dickerson was holding an 11-month-old child and then entered a vehicle waiting for him and took off. Dickerson was eventually arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.