Crime

Arrests April 8-15

By THOMAS HOWARD,

The following arrests were reported for April 8 - 15 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.

Newton County Sheriff’s Department

Charles D. Savell, 26, arrested 4/11/19, driving with license suspended




Arrests April 1-7

By THOMAS HOWARD,

The following arrests were reported for April 1- 7 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.

Newton County Sheriff’s Department

•Luther Ward, 42, arrested 4/3/19, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia




Arrests March 25 - 31

The following arrests were reported for March 25 – 31 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.

Newton County Sheriff’s Department

•Timmie Shoemake, 38, arrested 3/25/19, burglary

•Zachery Bryan Decker, 19, arrested 3/25/19, hold for court







NHS evacuated for threat

By BRENT MAZE,

Newton High School was evacuated on March 27 after school officials received a bomb threat, which later turned out to be “unsubstantiated” according to police.

According to a Newton Police press release, Newton High School received an anonymous phone call at 10:30 a.m. March 27 stating that an explosive device was in the school.



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