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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter May 28, 2020

Newton Police Department

• Logan W. Silvius, 23, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at 8:34 p.m. May 21 in the 1100 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call in reference to an intoxicated individual. Jasper County Dispatch said the individual was a white male in his 20s wearing a Jasper County Construction shirt and khakis pants. Officers approached the business and saw an individual matching the description at the checkout counter. Officers could see the individual sway as he stood. Officers made contact with Silvius and saw he had bloodshot, watery eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Silvius admitted to consuming three beers at the restaurant and at least three alcoholic beverages before he got to the restaurant. Silvius failed various field sobriety tests. Silvius provided a sample of his breath for the preliminary breath test which registered a blood alcohol content of 0.209. Silvius was cited and released to appear in court.

• Terran A. Kern, 33, of Newton, was charged with violation of a no contact order at 9:02 p.m. May 22 in the 800 block of East 12th Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for a violation of a no contact order. Officers arrived and spoke with the reporting party and protected party the victim who indicated he was working on a house and had just walked outside when Kern drove by very slowly and honked her horn several times. A witness had just left work and was on their way home when they stopped at the intersection of North Eighth Avenue and East 12th Street North when they saw Kern slow to a near stop and honk. The witness then followed Kern as they drove by the residence of the protected party. When asked about how this made him feel the victim indicated he felt he was being harassed and that this wasn't the first time. Kern was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Rusty A. James, 60, of Newton, was charged with operating while under the influence at 9:25 p.m. May 25 in the 800 block of North Fourth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were behind a black Chevy truck that was traveling on the wrong side of the road. Officer initiated a stop on the vehicle and spoke with the driver, identified as James, and officers immediately noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage his person. Officers asked James to exit the vehicle to perform sobriety tests and James told officers he had a brain bleed and he wasn't going to jail. Officers asked James if he wanted an ambulance and he said he did and officers requested an ambulance for him. Officers attempted sobriety tests which James couldn't do. While outside the vehicle, James admitted to drinking but wouldn't say how much. James was then transported to MercyOne Newton Medical Center and was later released. While at MercyOne Newton, officers offered James a preliminary breath test to which he refused and said it was illegal for him to be confined. It was determined James would be held for observation officers then asked for another breath sample to which James refused again. James was cited and released to appear in court.

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