Newton Police Department
• Kristin L. Junek, 64, of Newton, was charged with operating under the influence, failure to provide insurance and failure to use headlamps when required at 1:33 a.m. May 5 in the 600 block of East 15th Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were conducting a routine patrol in the 1200 block of south Eighth Avenue East. NPD observed a vehicle in the intersection of South Eighth Avenue East and East 12th Street South without headlights on. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 600 block of East 15th Street South. Officers identified the driver as Junek and advised her of the reason for the stop. Officers observed she had bloodshot, watery eyes and smelled an odor of alcohol from Junek. Officers also noted the defendant was swaying, having poor balance and was slurring as she spoke. Junek admitted to consuming three beers that night. She failed standard field sobriety tests but refused to give a preliminary breath test. Junek was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail. She did consent to give a sample of her breath to the datamaster, which indicated a breath alcohol content of 0.174.
• Eboni A. Garrett, 28, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault causing injury or mental illness at 2:48 a.m. May 6 in the 1800 block of West Fourth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called to a residence in reference to a domestic assault. After police arrived, they made contact Garrett who told officers she had gotten into a verbal altercation with the victim during the course of the argument, punched the victim in the face and hit him in the back of the head with a glass beer bottle. Officers also spoke to the victim who confirmed Garrett’s statement. The victim had a cut above his right eye and blood was visible. Garrett was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Bethany J. Hamilton, 28, of Newton, was charged with trespassing at 11:05 a.m. May 11. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called to Walmart after employees recognized Hamilton from a previous theft and trespass charge. Hamilton has been served two trespass orders from Walmart both in April 2019. She was cited and released to appear in court.