Newton Police Department
• Osman Bayram, 26, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse at approximately 10:30 p.m. July 3 in the 400 block of East 17th Street North. Newton Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of East 18th Street North. When the officers approached the vehicle the occupants pointed out Bayram who was walking southbound and told the officers that he had assaulted one of the occupants. The victim was identified and said they had been assaulted by Bayram. The victim showed the officers bruises and red marks on their arms and said that Bayram had allegedly grabbed them and pulled them causing the injuries. The other occupant stated they had witnessed the assault. Bayram was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Bethany J. Hamilton, 28, of Newton, was arrested for warrants for trespassing and fifth degree theft at approximately 8:30 p.m. July 8 at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred on March 20 at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the Wal-Mart on 300 Iowa Speedway Drive. On May 18 at approximately 6 p.m. Newton Police responded to the Wal-Mart about shoplifting. The police met with the stores assest protection and they advised police that Hamilton and another female walked out of the store without paying for $97.10 worth of merchandise. Assest protection advised police that there was video footage showing Hamilton and the other female scanning items then putting them back into the cart. The video allegedly shows Hamilton pushing the cart out of the store through the grocery exit while the other female searches through her purse as if looking for a way to pay for the items. Assest protection also advised police that Hamilton was trespassing and then proceeded to show police a tresspass order that was signed by Hamilton on April 13 2018. Hamilton also had a Polk county warrant for third degree theft. Hamilton was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Randi L. Hamilton, 37, of Newton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and fifth degree theft at approximately 7 p.m. July 8 in the 100 block of 1st Street North. Newton Police responded to the Panda Garden about a custim who was refusing to pay for food. Police arrived and spoke to two employees who were inside the doors with Hamilton. Police were told that Hamilton ordered the buffet, ate the food and then said that she didn’t have the money to pay for it. Panda Garden didn’t want to press charges and police gave Hamilton the oppurtunity to call someone to which she refused and police placed Hamilton under arrest. During a search incident police found in her pocket a syringe along with other items. Police found another syringe and a broken glass pipe inside of her bag. Due to failures to appear in court Hamilton did not qualify for release and she was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• James R. Plumb, 32, of Newton was charged with driving without a license at approximately 11:30 p.m. July 7 in the 300 block of Thomas Jefferson Street. Newton police initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of Highway 14 south on two mini bikes that did not have registration plates displayed. Police activated the lights and the bike driven by James stopped. James told police that he was leaving work and admitted that he did not have a license and that the bike was not registered. There were no rear lights on the bike and no place to put a license plate. James told police the other mini bike driver was his brother. James was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Michael S. Plumb, 26, of Newton was charged with eluding, operating a non-registered vehicle and failuer to provide proof of financial liability at approximately 11:30 p.m. July 7 in the 300 block of Thomas Jefferson Street. Newton Police initiated a traffic stop on two mini bikes that were operating without visible registration plates. Michael continued westbound on 1st Ave West and then turned northbound on Emerson Hough Drive. Michael then entered the Thomas Jefferson parking lot and drove through the school grounds and police were unable to follow so they made contact with the other mini bike driver. While police were speaking to the other mini bike driver Michael showed up at the scene and stated he didn’t run from the police and he wasn’t riding a mini bike. Michael told police he wanted to call his wife who Michael said would say he was at home the whole time. Michael’s wife arrived and told police that he had been out riding the mini bike then he came home and dropped off the bike and left again in his Jeep. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.