Newton Police Department
• Jennifer L. Dougherty, 48, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft at 5:10 p.m. March 26 at Walmart. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a call at Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. Upon arrival officers made contact with Dougherty. Walmart Asset Protection told officers Dougherty was seen placing items in her purse and walking past the checkout counters to the entry of Walmart. Employees confronted Dougherty and discovered items in her purse totaling approximately $157. Dougherty was read her Miranda Rights and she admitted she was having financial issues and that is why she took the items. Dougherty was cited and released to appear in court.
• Felisha R. Jones, 43, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft at 6:00 p.m. Feb. 7 at Walmart. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to Walmart for a call for shoplifting. Officers arrived and they met with Walmart Asset Protection. Employees said Jones failed to scan at least four items at the self-checkout registers before leaving the store with the merchandise with merchandise valued at $25. Jones denied having any knowledge of the incident. Jones was cited and released.