• Tanneeah R. Fleming, 39, of Newton, was charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon at 5:34 p.m. Jan. 3. According to Newton police, officers were sent to the 800 block of South 13th Avenue East for an assault. Officers met with the victim and his coworker. The coworker mentioned he was a repoman attempting to repossess a 2007 GMC Acadia from Fleming. When they made contact with Fleming at her apartment she allegedly responded by saying, “I’m going to drive away with the car even if I have to run you over.” She then proceeded to push the repoman out of the way and got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle, put it into reverse and struck the repoman’s vehicle with the back of her vehicle. Fleming then went into drive and drove over the curb, striking the victim with the front driver’s side of her vehicle and again with a rear-view mirror, and then fled the scene. Fleming was eventually arrested Thursday, but then released.
• A personal injury motor-vehicle accident resulted in two Newton residents being transported to MeryOne Newton Medical Center Wednesday. According to Newton police, a black 2008 Ford Taurus was driving north on East 19th Street North, approaching an intersection with North 19th Avenue East. The Taurus allegedly failed to yield to cross traffic while passing a stop sign and collided with a blue 2017 Chevy Impala at 1:15 p.m. The impala, driven by Deborah A. Lindgren, 51, of Ogden, went into the ditch and struck a utility pole. The Taurus, driven by Hannah A. Sisco, 19, of Newton, was pushed to the west side of the intersection. Sisco was ticketed for failing to yield the right-of-way and her two passengers, Haley Bucklin, 17, and Justin Cupples, 17, were transported by ambulance to MercyOne Newton Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.