• William L. Ohrazda, 19, of Newton, was charged with interference with official acts at 9:25 a.m. Jan. 10 on North 10th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Ohrazda was a passenger in a vehicle officers stopped on a domestic disturbance complaint. Newton police said Ohrazda told them he did not have any identification on his person and said his name was Anthony R.F. with a date of birth but he did not know his social security number. As officers were doing further checks on Ohrazda to find out his real identity, he exited the vehicle and took off running on foot. When Newton police caught him a short distance away, he identified himself correctly and said he ran away because he knew he had a warrant. Ohrazda was also arrested on a probation violation warrant and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Carson L. Prather, 18, of Newton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and issued various citations at 11:41 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 200 block of East 18th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officer pulled Prather over for failing to maintain control. Officers identified Prather and were informed by dispatch his license was suspended and he was placed under arrest. Prather was asked multiple times if he had anything on him before entering the jail and he said he did not. During the search of his belongings, officers found a paper with marijuana residue on it in Prather’s wallet. When asked about the paper he responded with a colorful metaphor acknowledging he knew what the paper was. Prather was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.