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Man in custody on harassment, assault charges

Trevor M. Lamb
Trevor M. Lamb

A New York man is being held at the Jasper County Jail after assaulting two Newton police officers. 

The Newton Police Department was called at 7:28 p.m. Saturday to Maytag Park, 301 S. 11th Ave. W., for a possible fight. When officers arrived on scene, witnesses told NPD the fight was occurring in the shelter house. Officers entered the shelter house and found the man identified as Trevor M. Lamb, 24, of Philadelphia, N.Y., being physically restrained by a bystander. 

The other party released Lamb, and officers were able to question him. He had blood-shot, watery eyes and admitted to officers he had been drinking and fighting in public.

According to the police report, Lamb was told to sit down in the corner of the shelter house on a bench. He became verbally aggressive toward officers and another male outside the shelter house. Lamb got up from the bench and lunged at the male through officers. He was physically placed back on the bench. After the officer sat him down, he kicked the officer in the knee then again in the face, causing a swollen upper lip. Officers then handcuffed Lamb and escorted him to the front of the police car, as he resisted officers the entire way. 

Lamb continued screaming at the other male party, saying he was going to “burn him alive,” according to the report. Officers questioned the victim later, who told them Lamb knew where he lived and he was in fear for his life. Witnesses told officers Lamb had been holding the victim’s hand in a fire prior to their arrival. 

Lamb was placed under arrest and put in the police car to be transported to jail. While en route to jail, he told officers he was going to do something to the victim “the hospital can’t fix.” Lamb became combative again, according to the report. While stopped at a traffic light, he bashed his head against the cage multiple times. An officer got out of the car and opened the door to the cage where Lamb appeared to be unconscious. As the officer checked on Lamb, he regained consciousness, verbally threatened the officer and kicked him in the leg. 

Lamb is charged with first-degree harassment, assault on a police officer causing bodily injury, assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and public intoxication, second offense. He remains at the Jasper County Jail with an $8,000 cash or surety bond. His preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. April 24. 

Contact Pam Pratt at 641-792-3121 ext. 6530 or pampratt@newtondailynews.com

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