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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter June 10, 2020

Newton Police Department

• Paul L. Harris III, 31, of Newton, was arrested at 2:40 am June 7 in the 100 block of South Second Avenue East on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear on a second-degree burglary charge and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Romell L. Cochran, 31, of Newton, was arrested at 2:38 am June 9 in the 700 block of South Eighth Avenue West on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear at a probation hearing. He was transported to the Mitchellville exit where he was released to a Polk County deputy.

• David L. Smith, 63, of Newton, was charged with driving while barred at 7:50 p.m. June 7 in the 900 block of North Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call for a fight in progress. Jasper County Dispatch told officers two males and female were seen fighting and a club was involved. Jasper County Dispatch said the reporting party did not provide any more information. Officers arrived and saw a vehicle backing from a parking lot. Officers made contact with the driver, identified as Smith, and asked about the fight. While speaking with Smith officers saw that Smith had an open alcohol container between his legs and officers knew that Smith's driving status was barred from previous contact. Smith was additionally cited for having an open container. Smith was cited for both infractions and released to appear in court.

• Segienk Korniyenko, 53, of Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada, was charged with operating while under the influence at 10:02 p.m. June 7 in the 4400 block of South 22nd Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department officers responded to Loves Truck Stop in reference to a truck driver who had just arrived and employees said he appeared to be intoxicated. Upon arrival officers spoke with Korniyenko who was sitting in his running truck. Officers said he was unable to maintain his balance with speaking with them. Korniyenko denied drinking alcohol but agreed to the standard field sobriety tests. Officers said Korniyenko showed six of six clues of intoxication during the horizontal gaze nystagmus. Korniyenko was unable to complete the walk and turn and the one leg stand. Korniyenko submitted to the DataMaster and produced a sample of breath that registered .200 blood alcohol content. Korniyenko was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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