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Three arrested after death threats, assault

Two Newton residents and one Grinnell resident have been arrested after death threats were made and an assault took place against the victim.

Jordan L. Versteegh, 50, of Newton was charged with assault and first-degree harassment, Chaz T. Ridenour, 22, of Grinnell was charged with assault and Halli K. Versteegh, 18, of Newton was charged with assault at 9:37 p.m. June 17 in the 700 block of South 14 Avenue West.

According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call of harassing phone calls. Officers made contact with the reporting party who stated this threat was made from a cellphone.

The victim stated Jordan Versteegh had allegedly called him stating he was going to kill him. At approximately 11 p.m. on the same day, officers were called again to the same address in reference to an assault that had taken place.

Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who had a bloody nose, bruising around his left eye and his nose was swollen. The victim said Jordan Versteegh had allegedly called him again stating they were outside of his mother's house.

The victim stated Jordan Versteegh, Ridenour and Halli Versteegh had reportedly hit him in the face multiple times. While speaking with the victim, his girlfriend's mother arrived on scene with text messages stating that Jordan Versteegh was going to kill him.

Throughout the investigation, officers spoke with Ridenour and while speaking with him his story collaborated what the victim had stated. Ridenour admitted to hitting the victim multiple times.

Jordan Versteegh, Ridenour and Halli Versteegh all turned themselves in on the warrants for the charges on June 24 at the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. All three posted bail and are awating court dates on July 1.

Contact Dustin Teays at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or dteays@newtondailynews.com

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