• Eric K. Bullard, 30, of Baxter, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 12:23 a.m. Aug. 11 at Walmart. According to the Newton Police Department, Bullard used a self-checkout at Walmart and did not scan all of the items he bagged. He also switched bar codes between two safes. He put a cheaper bar code for a safe on a more expensive safe and then scanned the item. Bullard paid $23.95 and the total of the items he took was approximately $70.94. Bullard was arrested and taken to the Jasper Count Jail.
• Paul K. Darmour, 32, of Plainview, Texas, was charged with public intoxication at 10:14 p.m. in the 400 block of West Fourth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were conducting a routine patrol when they observed a male lying down on the back of a truck tailgate in the 400 block of West Fourth Street North who appeared to be unconscious. Newton police made contact with Darmour to check his welfare and could smell alcohol coming from his person. Officers had to physically wake Darmour to get a response. Newton police observed Darmour having bloodshot and watery eyes. He admitted to drinking that night. Darmour refused to take a preliminary breath test and waived his right to a chemical test. Darmour was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Whitney B. Wilcox, 36, of Grinnell, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 7:34 p.m. Aug. 22 at Walmart. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call about a shoplifter. Upon arriving, the NPD spoke with Wilcox who admitted she took the items past the point of no return. She said needed the items for school the next day but did not have enough money to purchase all of the items.
• Christian J. Weithers, 18, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault with intent to inflict serious injury at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 700 block of East 14th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for domestic assault in the 800 block of East Ninth Street South. Upon arriving, the NPD spoke with the victim and her mother. Police said she had a large bruise on her left leg and the victim stated her boyfriend, identified as Weithers, hit her in the leg with a piece of wood. The victim also said over the last few days she was hit, choked and bitten by Weithers. The victim had photos of the injuries on her phone which Newton police viewed. Officers observed she still had visible injuries on her face, which they photographed. The victim said on one occasion, Weithers attacked her in the backyard of his residence and pushed her down the stairs of the residence. She said on another occasion Weithers tried pulling down her pants and said he was going to “sexually assault” her. The victim and her mother told officers they would like a no contact order on Weithers. Weithers was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Ricky L. Wells, 35, of Newton, was arrested at 12:32 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 1900 block of First Avenue East on a Jasper County warrant for a violation of no contact order charge. Wells was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Mathew D. Goodwin, 36, of Newton, was arrested at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 700 block of East Tenth Street South on a Mahaska County warrant for failure to appear. Goodwin was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Kimberly R. Carr, 35, of Newton, was arrested at 9:06 p.m. Aug. 22 at in the 300 block of South 11th Avenue West on a Jasper County warrant for probation violation on a eluding charge. Carr was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Brandy L. Gilkison, 33, of Newton, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Adult Probation office on a Jasper County warrant for probation violation on a third-degree burglary charge. Gilkison was taken to the Jasper County Jail.