• Tyler J. Smith, 25, of Newton, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief July 3 from an incident that occured between June 30 and July 1. On July 1 Newton police responded to a call in the 1700 block of South Fourth Avenue East about vandalism to a vehicle. Officers arrived at the scene and the victim told them their car had three of the tires slashed and eggs thrown at it sometime in the night after approximately 6:30 p.m. Officers confirmed the vehicle was the victims and observed the damage. The total cost for the tow and repair is approximately $355. An investigation was started by police and Smith became a suspect. Smith came to the department and talked with an officer and admitted he had slashed the tires and threw the eggs. Other witnesses told police Smith was involved in the incident. Smith was given a summons to appear at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6.
• Hayley M. Wilt, 21, of Newton, was charged with assault causing bodily harm or mental illness at approximately 10 p.m. July 2 in the 3000 block of First Avenue East. Newton police responded to a call at Casey’s east about an assault. When police arrived, the victim said Wilt had punched him several times and scratched his chest and face. Police took photos of the injuries and there were several witnesses to the assault. Wilt did admit she punched and hit the victim. Wilt was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• David K. Crady, 52, of Newton, was charged with public intoxication at approximately 9 p.m. July 3 in the 700 block of West Third Street South. Newton police responded to a welfare check and identified Crady sitting on the curb leaning against a light post. Police saw a can of alcohol sitting on the road in front of Crady. Police made contact with Crady and he admitted to having two sips out of the can in the street and drinking one more during the day. Police saw Crady had bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on his person. Crady was also swaying and slurring his speech. Police administered a preliminary breath test and Crady blew a 0.194. Crady waived his right for a chemical test. Crady was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.