• Taylor D. Greiner, 18, of Newton, was charged with operating under the influence and possession of a controlled substance at 1:19 a.m. April 9 in the 700 block of West Fourth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were conducting a routine patrol when they observed a vehicle with a broken taillight traveling in the 200 block of West Fourth Street North. Officers stopped the car and made contact with Greiner. Police detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Greiner admitted to using marijuana about an hour and half earlier. The NPD searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag containing .1 grams of marijuana inside the glove compartment. Officers observed Greiner was lethargic with bloodshot, watery eyes and a green tint to his tongue. Greiner consented to a field sobriety test and failed. He told the officers the marijuana he consumed was called “Pineapple” and had a high level of THC. Greiner was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Eric K. Bullard, Jr., 30, of Baxter, was charged with driving while barred and carrying weapons at 4:45 p.m. April 10 in the 1900 block of West Fourth Street North. According to the Jasper County Sheriff, Bullard was observed driving a green Chevy Tahoe in the intersection of Highway 14 North and Highway F36. Deputies placed him under arrest and searched him in preparation of being transported to jail. During this search, deputies found brass knuckles in his pants pockets. Bullard was taken to the Jasper County Jail.