March 05, 2021

Police Blotter Dec. 11, 2020

Newton Police Department

• Randi L. Hamilton, 39, of Newton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance at 7:43 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 1700 block of North 19th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers viewed Hamilton walking westbound on the shoulder of North 19th Avenue East on the west side of the road. Police stopped to speak with her to inform her walking on the shoulder is a violation. Officers recognized Hamilton and requested a warrant check through Jasper County Dispatch. They found she had active warrants for probation violation on the original charges of third-degree burglary and possession of contraband in a correction institution. The officer placed her under arrest for the warrants and asked Hamilton if she had anything on her person, and she informed police she had a used needle/syringe in her front left pants pocket. She told officers she used it to inject methamphetamine. After Hamilton was in custody, Newton police searched her backpack and found more used syringes and two syringes that contained a dark liquid. The liquid field tested positive for fentanyl. She was taken to jail.

• William E. Bacot, 36, of Newborn, Ga., was charged with operation while under the influence at 12:17 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 4000 block of South 22nd Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers witnessed Bacot operating a motor vehicle in the Cobblestone Inn and Suites parking lot. He was seen in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with the motor running. Bacot admitted he had been drinking alcohol, and officers noted a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Bacot performed standardized field sobriety tests and showed clues of intoxication. He consented to the preliminary breath test which resulted in a blood alcohol content of greater .08. The defendant provided a breath sample on the datamaster that resulted in a BAC greater than .08. He was cited and released.

• SeanR. Cahill, 33, of Marshalltown, was charged with driving while license denied or revoked and operation without a registration card or plate at 3:25 p.m. Nov. 27 in the 800 block of North 19th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers observed Cahill operating a vehicle with an expired vehicle registration. A traffic stop was conducted and Cahill was found to have a revoked driving status in the state of Iowa. He was cited and released.

• Larry D. Hefley, 64, of Newton, was charged with operating under the influence third offense, following too closely, failure to provide proof of financial liability, leaving scene of accident at 6:58 p.m. Nov. 28 in the 100 block of First Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to an accident on First Avenue East where Hefley admitted to police on scene to having a few beers before his trip to PB’s Bar. Hefley submitted to standard field sobriety tests which indicated he was under the influence, he failed all three tests. Officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and Hefley had watery eyes. The preliminary breath test indicated a BrAC over .08. Hefley refused the datamaster test. He was cited and released.

• Joseph A. Howell, 25, of Hampton, was charged with trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance at 2:17 p.m. Nov. 28 in the 900 North Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Howell was found hiding the the bathroom of an empty apartment. He was on the property without the permission of the owner. Howell was placed under arrest and during a search of his person, he was found to be in possession of a green leafy substance with the odor and consistency of marijuana. He also had a digital scale having white crystal substance on it. He was cited and released.

• Taggart L. Stanley, 30, of Newton, and Alyssa L. Kern, 21, of Mitchellville, were charged with trespass at 2:07 p.m. Nov. 28 at the 900 block of North Sixth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Stanley and Kern were found hiding in the bathroom of a vacant apartment, which was closed to the public while renovations were being made. Stanley and Kern were in the building without the permission of the owner. They were cited and released.

• Eric K. Bullard, 32, of Baxter, was charged with driving while barred at 5:52 a.m. Dec. 2 in the 1900 block of North Fourth Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were conduction a routine patrol when they saw a vehicle they knew to be owned Bullard. As police drove past the vehicle, Bullard was clearly see a male driver, identified at Bullard. Knowing his driving status, police stopped the vehicle. He was taken into custody.

• Brandon W. McConnell, 33, of Newton was charged with trespass at 1:13 a.m. Nov. 29. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were called to Kwik Star for a report of a male who had made threats to employees and was trespassing. McConnell had previously been trespassed from the property May 2. Newton police located him at Earl May and serve him with his citation and released him to appear in court.

• Randy G. Dickerson Jr., 35, of Newton was arrested at 4:27 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 1000 block of First Avenue East on a Jasper County warrant for violation of probation on original charge of child endangerment-bodily injury. He was taken to jail.