June 20, 2021

Police Blotter April 23, 2021

• Nathan J. Champagne, 23, of Kellogg, was charged with domestic abuse assault. At 3:48 a.m. April 14, Newton Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of West Seventh Street South regarding a domestic assault. Officers interviewed witnesses and reviewed physical evidence, determining an assault had indeed taken place. Police determined Champagne struck the victim in the face. The victim bled from their nose. Officers saw Champagne had blood and cuts on his right hand, caused by smashing out a bedroom window of the residence. Champagne was taken into custody and sent to Jasper County Jail.

• Andrea C. Brown, 19, of Newton, was charged with operating while under the influence and assault on persons in certain occupations. At approximately 11:44 p.m. April 15, Newton Police Department was dispatched to Kwik Star, located in the 1900 block of First Avenue East, regarding a call about harassment involving two occupants of a maroon truck and a white car. A witness advised officers before arriving on scene that the occupant of the white vehicle, Brown, had thrown an alcohol container and hit the maroon truck. Officers made contact with both parties, and after speaking with Brown could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the white Mercury Sedan. Police records say officers found a large empty can of Smirnoff located between the two vehicles. Brown submitted to a standardized field sobriety tests, which indicated impairment. Brown was placed under arrest and began to resist the police, struck an officer in the inner thigh and attempted to strike with her head, records say. Brown was taken into custody and sent to Jasper County Jail.

• Landon S. Dixon, 50, of Muscatine, was charged with harassment, two counts of possession of a controlled substance (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and possession or carrying of dangerous weapons. At approximately 12:17 a.m. April 17, Newton Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls regarding a person in need of help. The caller said they were assaulted in a loud truck and gave multiple addressees across town for their location over several phone calls. Officers eventually located the vehicle in the 1800 block of West Fourth Street North. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the victim as the passenger and Dixon as the driver. Police records say Dixon threatened the victim with a knife and a machete and told them where they were located in the vehicle. Dixon said he told the victim he had the weapons so the victim and their significant other would not try to rob him. During the assault, Dixon allegedly displayed and threatened the victim with a stiletto knife. Dixon admitted to police to being under the influence of methamphetamine while in possession of the knife. Police reports also say Dixon grabbed the victim around the throat while he was driving and caused physical pain. Officers arrested Dixon and searched his person. They found 2.2 grams of methamphetamine, 1.2 grams of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana and a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.

• Mark A. Bormann, 59, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse. At approximately 2:27 p.m. April 17, Newton Police Department was dispatched to the 600 block of East 11th Street South for a domestic in progress that was physical. Bormann was located outside the residence. The victim told officers they had been struck in the chest by Bormann. Police records say there was no injury, but the victim stated this kind of incident has happened before. The victim told officers they were afraid of being hurt further as Bormann has a shotgun “that he plays with” in front of them. Officers were advised that Bormann allegedly said he was going to kill the victim. Bormann was taken into custody and sent to Jasper County Jail. The victim requested a no-contact order.