Newton Police Department
• Terran A. Kern, 33, of Newton, was charged with violation of a no contact order at 4:50 p.m. April 28 in the 800 block of East 12th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, the victim called to report Kern had violated a no contact order. The victim said Kern drove by his work site honking the horn and waved at him with a smirk on her face. An order of protection was issued Feb. 26 and the order states Kern shall not communicate with the protected party in person or through any means including third persons. Kern was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Kenneth E. Chance, 21, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree theft at 6:40 p.m. May 3 in the 1500 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for a theft at Hy-Vee. Officers met with the manager who said her cashier called her stating a male she knew to be Chance walked in while she was helping a customer. Another customer came up and told her Chance placed a bottle of Kinky Green valued at $19.99 in his backpack and walked out. Surveillance video shows Chance concealing a bottle of Kinky Green into his backpack and exiting the store. Chance was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Jacob S. Henscheid, 34, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at 12:27 a.m. May 6 in the 400 block of North Second Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for an assault. Upon arrival, officers saw a male walking who flagged the officer down as the reporting party to the assault. Henscheid admitted to drinking. He had slurred speech, was unable to maintain his balance and had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Henscheid was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail. At the jail, Henscheid requested an independent chemical test. Henscheid submitted to the data master which registered a blood alcohol content of .184.
• Joshua I. Heckman, 30, of Newton, was charged with assault and David E. Heckman, 28, of Dexter, was charged with domestic abuse from an incident that occurred at 7:18 p.m. May 6 in the 800 block of South 13th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for a fight. David Heckman had gotten into a physical altercation with the victim. The victim stated that David Heckman pushed her in the chest after he took her phone. The victim stated there was redness on her chest. Officers observed no redness or injury on the victim's chest. Josh Heckman stated he forced entry because David Heckman was blocking the door. David Heckman said Josh Heckman punched him in the face while attempting to break up the fight. Josh Heckman said this was only to attempt to defend the victim. Josh Heckman was cited and released to appear in court and David Heckman was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail. Additionally, David Heckman was arrested and charged with violation of a no contact order at 1 p.m. May 8 after the victim, who has an active no contact order against David Heckman, said David Heckman showed up at her residence and was found asleep in one of the bedrooms, violating the protective order. David Heckman said he knew he was violating the order. David Heckman was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Jonas R. Henderson, 43, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse at 8:19 p.m. May 10 in the 700 block of East Fourth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to MercyOne Newton Medical Center in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who said Henderson had assaulted her. The victim advised that Henderson had slapped her in the face and then used his arm and hand to strangle her. The victim said she was unable to breathe. Officers observed a small cut on her right lower eye lid, bruising and swelling around her right eye and redness around the base of her throat. Officers also saw marks under the victim's left ear consistent with someone placing a hand on her throat and applying pressure. The victim and officers went to where the altercation occurred and the victim said it started in the kitchen and moved into the bedroom. Officers saw the bedroom was in disarray consistent with a struggle. The victim requested a no contact order against Henderson stating he allegedly has assaulted her before and she is afraid Henderson might try to hurt her again. Henderson was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.