- Cody L. Kessler, 25, of 1750 W. 4th St. N. No. 1 was charged with second degree theft on Wednesday in connection with an incident initially reported on May 10. On that day, police received a tip of possible stolen merchandise at the residence. Police went to Kessler's residence where they asked to look for stolen items. In the apartment they observed a 73-inch television that matched the description of one that had previously been stolen, as well as a laptop computer that also matched the description of stolen property. Police then left to retrieve serial numbers on the television and computer but upon return found the computer gone. The serial number for the TV matched the one reported stolen. Police then executed a search warrant where additional stolen property was located. On Sunday, police interviewed Kessler where he allegedly "admitted that he knew there was a good chance the TV was stolen." He told police he got scared about the computer and threw it in the trash before police were able to return with the serial number. The TV was valued at $4,000 and the computer's value was $350. He was released to appear.
- Linda S. Sapp, 55, of Mingo was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and fifth degree theft after policie were called to Wal-Mart at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a shoplifter. According to police, Sapp was observed to have placed several items in a bag, paid for some of them and then attempted to leave without pyaing for items valued at $16.26. During the arrest, police located two baggies containing less than one gram of what field tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as glass pipe. She was released to appear.
- Ricky L. Wells, 29, of Newton was charged with domestic assault after police were called to a residence in the 300 block of East Eighth Street North at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a domestic situation. The victim told police that she was wanted to leave with her children but Wells protested and a scuffle ensued where she received a scratches to her shoulder and neck, scrapes to her forearm, marks on the back of her neck and a cut lip. Wells also had small scratches on his body but police determined Wells was the "primary aggressor" after a 5-year-old girl at the residence told police "daddy tackled mommy in the hallway." He was placed in the Jasper County Jail.