• Amanda L. Scott, 36, of Newton, was charged with assault at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the 1000 block of East 12th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to the location in reference to an assault and spoke with all parties involved. Scott admitted grabbing the victim by the hair and hitting her. The victim wanted to press charges.
• Willie J. Dolly, 39, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at 3:07 p.m. Aug. 25 in the 100 block of West Fourth Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, Dolly went to the NPD to discuss a child custody issue. Dolly was in the public entry way of the building and when officers opened the door to talk to him they could smell alcohol on him. While Dolly was talking to officers, they observed slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. Officers asked Dolly to take a preliminary breath test which he refused. Officers asked Dolly if he had been drinking and he told them he had been. Dolly was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Christopher D. Holbert, 29, was charged with assault causing bodily harm or mental illness from an incident that occurred at 3:47 a.m. July 26 in the 900 block of East 12th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of East 12th Street North for an unwanted person July 26. Upon arrival, the victim stated Holbert left walking south from the house. The victim said Holbert disrespected him in his own house and he asked Holbert to leave. A verbal argument turned into a physical altercation and Holbert head-butted the victim in the face, leaving a red mark and a bump on the victim’s forehead. Holbert admitted to the assault. He was arrested Aug. 21 and taken to the Jasper County Jail.