- Latasha R. Harris-Pearson, 19, of Newton was charged with serious assault, fourth degree criminal mischief, fifth degree criminal mischief, interference with official acts causing injury, and possession of an open container of alcohol by an underage person in connection with an incident reported at 10:36 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of North Fourth Avenue East. Police were called to the residence on a report that Harris-Pearson had allegedly assaulted a female and left the scene. While speaking to the victim, Harris-Pearson arrived back at the scene in her vehicle. She was ordered out of the vehicle, exited abruptly, slammed the driver's door on herself and left the vehicle in reverse with officers have to run to stop it from rolling down a hill. She resisted arrest, causing injury to an officer's thumb, kicked the victim's car causing a dent and kicked the rear side window of the patrol car off its track. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail. At 9:45 p.m. Tuesday she turned herself in at the Newton Police Department on an outstanding warrant from Jasper County for probation violation. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
- Daniel J. Jensen, 50, of Newton was charged with serious domestic assault in connection with an incident reported at 5:01 p.m. Tuesday where he is alleged to have slammed a door on the hand of the woman he cohabitates with at a residence in the 900 block of North Sixth Avenue East. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail.
- A 14-year-old Newton girl was charged with simple assault after she allegedly punched another female in the face during an altercation at the Newton High School at 10:07 a.m. Aug. 29. She admitted hitting the student who she said was "talking trash" about her and her family. She was referred to juvenile authorities.
- A 15-year-old Newton girl was charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly "rounded a corner" at Newton High School at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 29 and punched another student in the face, unprovoked. She was referred to juvenile authories.