Man arrested for attempted burglary after breaking into residence at 4:16 p.m. Sept. 13, placing the victim in fear.
According to the Newton Police Department, Tommy L. Lege, 28, was displaying violent behavior and entered the victim’s residence in the 500 block of East 26th Street South without permission. He made remarks to the victim and made her fear for her life. Lege left the residence and the victim was able to lock the door. He returned and attempted to gain access to the residence again.
Officers took him into custody on second-degree attempted burglary charges. Upon a search of Lege’s person, police found a white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine along with a spoon in a clear plastic bag. It field-tested positive for meth.
Lege was transported to the MercyOne Newton Medical Center emergency room. He was able to answer questions after being released from the hospital. Lege admitted the substance was methamphetamine, according to the report. Lege refused to provide a urine sample so he could be released. Multiple requests for a sample were denied.
He was additionally charged with interference with official acts and possession of controlled substance methamphetamine. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
Lege is being held on a $2,500 cash or surety bond. His preliminary hearing has been set for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22.