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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Oct. 12, 2020

Newton Police Department

• David L. Smith, 64, of Newton, was charged with driving while barred at 9:11 p.m. Sept. 28 in the 300 block of East Fourth Street North. According to the Newton Police Department, officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle with a dark window tint. The driver was identified as Smith. Records showed the he had a barred status. Smith was arrested and taken to jail.

• Jerad O. Oldham, 40, of Newton, was charged with eluding failure to obey stop sign and yield the right of way and improper lane change at 7:52 p.m. Sept. 26. According to the Newton Police Department, officers attempted to make a traffic stop in the 400 block of First Avenue East for improper use of lanes. The driver, later identified as Oldham, failed to stop to audible and visual signals. He continued eastbound on First Avenue. While officers continued their pursuit, Oldham reached speeds of 48 miles per hour. He reached the 1000 block of First Avenue and attempted to turn on East 11th Street South when Oldham collided with the curb coming to a stop. He was cited and released. The Jasper County Jail declined to accept him due to a new COVID-19 policy.

• Remington S. Clark, 29, of Newton, was charged with interference with official acts at 11:27 a.m. Sept. 25 in the 500 block of East 10th Street South. According to Newton Police Department, officers received a call about an individual with numerous felony warrants. Officers arrived at the residence and observed Clark run out the front door and run eastbound away from the residence. He was given multiple verbal commands to stop and Clark refused. Following a short foot pursuit, Clark was apprehended. He was arrested for the interference charge as well as four Jasper County warrants for failure to appear on violation of probation, possession of controlled substance second offense and driving while barred. He was taken to jail.

• Christopher D. Kiamas, 33, of Newton, was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief from an incident that occurred at 2:51 p.m. May 9 in the 500 block of East Eighth Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to an ongoing neighbor dispute. The victim advised Kiamas sprayed some kind of grass killer on his yard resulting in a patch of dead grass, approximately 11 feet by 50 feet. The approximate cost of the damage is $163. Kiamas was arrested Sept. 23 and taken to jail.

• Candy M. Iseton, 35, of Oskaloosa, was charged with possession of controlled substance marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at 6:47 p.m. Sept. 21 in the 100 block of North First Street. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in reference to a female walking into stores asking for food and money. Police made contact with Iseton who admitted to smoking marijuana. She was very agitated and gave officers one small bag containing marijuana and a marijuana roach. She was cited and released to appear.

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