• Christian L. Sinclair, 49, of Newton, was charged with obstruction of emergency communications and domestic abuse at 9 p.m. Oct. 28 in the 400 block of North Fourth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call of a domestic in progress. Newton police arrived and were met by Sinclair and the victim. The victim told officers Sinclair allegedly “smashed her phone and a handgun.” While police were speaking to Sinclair, he admitted to smashing her phone because she was going to call 911 and Sinclair stated the victim had strangled herself. Officers could see the victim had redness around her neck which was consistent with strangulation marks. Sinclair was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Mackinzie N. Meador, 19, of Prairie City, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 6:42 p.m. Oct. 27 at Walmart. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for shoplifting. Newton police arrived and spoke with Meador who admitted to trying to take items from Walmart costing $21.74 and told officers it was a stupid idea. Walmart employees have video and photos of Meador leaving the store without paying. Meador was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Jeremy A. Schlosser, 41, of Ames, was charged with fifth-degree fraudulent practice from an incident that occurred at 4:33 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 400 block of West 16th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, the victim came to the police station to report the fraud. Officers said the victim made an agreement with Schlosser for a limousine service for the victim’s son who was having a wedding with the cost being $100. Schlosser claimed he worked for Hogan’s Limo Service but knowingly deceived the victim because he had been let go from the company. Schlosser was cited and released.