Newton Police Department
• Vicente A. Martinez, 33, of Edmond, Okla., was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication at 6:56 p.m. Sept. 29 in the 1400 block of West 19th Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Econo Lodge for an intoxicated male. Police made contact with the male, identified as Martinez and could smell alcohol coming from his person. Officers reported Martinez also had slurred speech and blood shot, watery eyes. He was uncooperative and would not provide officers with any information. Martinez was trying to start fights with other guests and sworn statements were collected from the guests and Econo Lodge staff. Martinez was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Terran A. Kern, 32, of Newton, and Daniel C. Kern, 33, of Newton, were charged with violation of no contact order at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 28 in the 1500 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Terran Kern reported her husband violated a no contact order multiple times from when the order was issued Sept. 18 to Sept. 27. Terran showed Newton police several emails and text messages from Daniel. Those messages showed Terran had also been texting and emailing Daniel. Terran also reported Sept. 25 she was at Hy-Vee in Newton when Daniel approached her car in the parking lot and said he wanted to see his daughter. Terran said she was in fear and agreed to meet Daniel at Agnes Patterson Park in Newton so he could spend more time with his daughter. On Sept. 27, Newton police made contact with Daniel over the phone and Daniel admitted to texting, emailing and speaking to Terran but he pointed out he only did so after she sent him a photo through email. Daniel said he wanted to see his children so he began contacting her. Daniel also stated Terran met with him in the Hy-Vee parking lot. Daniel stated he had recordings of phone calls between him and Terran. During the investigation, it was discovered Terran spoke with Daniel back and forth after the order was placed. Audio recordings were provided by Daniel and showed Terran calling him on the phone and told him she just completed her meeting at Hy-Vee. Another recording Terran can be heard giving Daniel instructions on where she is parked in the parking lot followed by audio of the interaction between the two along with their child. Another recording Terran is heard acknowledging the order is in place and then complaining Daniel wouldn’t come back to the park to see their older child. Daniel and Terran were arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Darise M. Giles, 36, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia at 7:19 p.m. Sept. 28 in the 100 block of South Third Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call of a female yelling for help. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the female. Another caller reported the yelling was coming from East Second Street South and South Third Avenue. Officers arrived at the scene and could see a female standing on a porch pointing south. Newton police could see a male walking south about a block away. Officers approached the male who said he was trying to leave to prevent Giles from assaulting him further. He had scratches and bite marks on his right forearm. At that time Giles came down the sidewalk yelling at the male and carrying a ball bat. Giles was told repeatedly by officers to step back but she continued yelling at the male and demanding a SIM card for her phone. Once separated, the male told police he was trying to leave but Giles was yelling and preventing him from leaving. During the incident, a pit bull became aggressive and bit Giles. The male told officers Giles grabbed his arm, scratched and bit him while he was trying to get out the door. Giles told police she was trying to leave but the male was preventing her from leaving and he took her keys. Giles said when she tried to get him back that the male put her in a headlock from behind but wasn’t choking her. Giles said she had to bite and scratch him to escape. Giles was arrested and during her arrest she was searched and officers found an orange case with a pill cutter, grinder and a straw like tube in her right front sweatshirt pocket. Giles told officers she cuts and grinds her prescription Xanax and then snorts it because it works faster. Giles was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.