March 05, 2021

Police Blotter Dec. 14, 2020

Newton Police Department

• Roxanne R. Vanersvelde, 59, of Newton, was charged with violation of no contact order and operating while under the influence second offense at 3:43 p.m. Dec. 8 in the 400 block of North Third Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, Vanersvelde reported to the NPD she was being followed by the victim. The victim called the police a few minutes later saying Vanersvelde was parked in the middle of the road near the residence and was being aggressive. A argument ensued and when officers arrived, the victim showed police a cell phone video recurring of Vanersvelde during the argument. She was seen approaching the victim and her car. A check Vanersvelde’s information showed an active protection order forbidding her from being near the victim or residence. Vanersvelde was arrested and taken to jail.

• Kasie S. Lamb, 38, of Newton, was charged with driving while license denied or revoked and operating while under the influence second offense at 6:47 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 1200 block of North 11th Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers viewed a vehicle operated by Lamb with a head light out and initiated a traffic stop. Lamb’s license had been revoked for OWI test refusal. She was arrested and transported to the police station. Lamb had bloodshot, watery eyes and was lethargic. Sobriety tests determined she was impaired. A breath test indicated a BrAC level of .00. A drug influence evaluation was conducted and determined Lamb to under the influence of a central nervous system depressant. She refused to provide a urine sample. She was cited and released.

• Benjamin T. Gordon, 44, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse assault at 7:02 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 400 block of South Fifth Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, officers received a call to contact Gordon. During the conversation, he indicated he believed the victim was being inappropriate with other coworkers on breaks. Officers could hear the victim in the background and asked to speak to the victim, but Gordon said the victim would just lie and refused to let her speak to police. A second phone call was made at 7:37 p.m. to Gordon and he again refused to let the victim speak to police. Officers were able to get in touch with the victim on a landline phone as Gordon had taken the victim’s cell phone away, wouldn’t give it back and refused to let the victim leave the house. Newton police did a welfare check to the residence and found that Gordon had blown his nose on the victim and had refused to let her out of the bathroom when the victim had gone to clean up. The vicim wished to pursue charges against Gordon and requested a no-contact order. Gordon was arrested and while in custody, admitted to bruising the victim’s arm.

• Jeanne E. Payne, 58, of Newton, was charged with simple assault at 4 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 300 block of First Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, the vicim saw the vehicle of Payne, who lives across town. The victim went outside the residence to have a cigarette when the victim saw Payne sitting on the floor in the hallway of the apartment building, beating on one of the doors. Payne saw the victim crawled over to her and began hitting her. The person in the apartment entered the hallway and tried attacking the victim, too. Police were called and Payne continued to be aggressive verbally toward the victim. The victim told police she had moved to a different apartment to get away from Payne but she continues to come over and cause problems. A no contact order was issued against Payne and it was not the first time she has assaulted the victim. She was cited and released.

• Colin P. Mcanally, 20, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the 700 block of West Second Street South. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched in regards to a male who was banging on a neighbor’s door. Upon arrival, police observed the reporting party speaking to Mcanally. He told police he was going to go into that house and use their vehicle. The reporting party indicated they did not know Mcanally and didn’t want him in the residence or vehicle. Police spoke to Mcanally who said he was going to his girlfriends but could not give an address or phone number to contact her. He refused commands from police and when asked how much he had to drink that night he said “a lot.” Officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. A standard field sobriety test was not given for the safety of Mcanally as he was having difficulty standing on his own. He refused a preliminary breath test. Police offered a chemical test at his expense, Mcanally would not give a straight answer and said he was on alcohol and the “last time her had weed was a week ago.” Mcanally then said he did not want the test. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

• Jarrett C. Eicher, 27, of Newton, was arrested at 6:05 a.m. Dec. 9 at 1910 First Avenue East on a Department of Corrections parole violation warrant. He was taken to jail.

• Andrew M. Schooley, 28, of Newton, was arrested at 4:26 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the 3000 block of First Avenue East on a Jasper County Warrant, original charges domestic assault and obstruction of emergency communications. He was taken to jail.