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Newton woman arrested for burglary

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested on burglary charges after taking property from Newton homes Oct. 13.

At approximately 5:13 p.m., the Newton Police Department was called to a residence in the 600 block of East 7 1/2 Street North on a report of a burglary, according to press release. The victim reported coming home and found a male and female inside the home. The suspects fled with stolen property.

Officers believed Newton resident Trista Martin was a suspect in the crime. While officers were still on scene, it was reported a woman matching Martin’s description entered a residence in the 600 block of East 10th Street North. Another theft was reported where the woman had walked into the home.

Newton police located Martin at approximately 6:43 p.m. in the 700 block of North Second Avenue East. She was found in possession of stolen property. She was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree theft, trespassing, interference with official acts and possession of a controlled substance, as well outstanding warrants for her arrest.

Martin was transported to the Jasper County Jail. She is being held on a $11,000 cash or surety bond. Her preliminary hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 20.

The NPD asks citizens with information about the incident or the identity of the male involved are asked to contact them at 641-792-1547 or the Jasper County Crime Stoppers at 641-792-8362 or at jaspercrimestoppers.com.

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