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Newton County Sheriff's Report

October 16, 2023

By Sheriff Robert Burby  


Calls To Services (October 9, 2023, to October 15, 2023):  The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) answered 68 calls to service.

Jail Transports:

Newton County had 9 transports.

1 NCSO to Vernon Parish. 2 NCSO to JCSO. 2 JCSO to NCSO. 1 NCSO to Jefferson County.

Jail Population:   We currently have 23 inmates in the following Jails, 16 housed in Newton, 7 housed in Jasper.


On October 10, 2023, Deputy Gilley responded to 2373 FM 1415 to assist the BVFD Fire Chief Duckworth. The Fire Chief reported that an individual later identified as Kennethy West had 4 small fires burning. The Suspect, West would not allow the fire department to extinguish the fires. West was uncooperative and was taken into custody. He was arrested for Interfering with W/Public Duties; resisting arrest; and illegal burning.

The following individuals were booked into the County Jail:

Spikes, Christopher 10/09/23 FS Hold for State Jail

Humphries, Mary Alaine 10/09/23 MA Resist Arrest Search or Transport MC Public Intoxication

Arrant, Worthy Dale Jr 10/09/23 F* Hold for SAFPF

Barney, John Darren 10/10/23 F3 Evading Arrest Det W/ Veh MA Resist Arrest Search or Transport

Lowe, Matthew Edward 10/12/23 F3 Assault Family/Household Member w/Previous Conviction IAT MB Theft of Prop (Sabine County) MB Theft of Prop (Jasper County)

West, Kennethy Charles 10/12/23 MA Resist Arrest Search or Transport

MB Interfere W/ Public Duties MC Illegal Burning

Richey, Angela Marie 10/15/23 F3 Poss CS PG 1/1-B >=1G<4G

MA Resist Arrest Search or Transport, MB Criminal Trespass

The following calls and reports were received by NCSO:  

Bon Wier: Civil Matter, Officer Assist X 2, Welfare Concern, Found Property

Deweyville: Public Intoxication, Extra Patrol, Disturbance, Harassment X 2, Civil Matter, Evading Arrest or Det, Resisting Arrest, Welfare Concern, Abandoned Autos, Accident, Trespassing

Newton (Unincorporated Limits): Resisting Arrest X 2, Officer Assist X 4, Suspicious Activity X 2, Assault Family Violence, Fraud, Trespassing, Theft, Failure to Report, Burning During Burn Ban (Citation Issued), Possession

Buna: Trespassing, Extra Patrol

Bleakwood: Animal Nuisance, Noise Complaint

Burkeville: Disturbance X 2, Burning During Burn Ban (Citation Issued), Resist Arrest, Reckless Driving, Theft

Toledo Bend: Theft Pine Grove: Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving, Trespassing,

Trout Creek: Civil Matter, Suspicious Activity/Vehicle,

Call: Agency Assist, Burglary of Hab

Liberty: Officer Assist

Devil’s Pocket: Reckless Driving

Old Salem: Burning During Burn Ban (Citation Issued), Welfare Concern, Abandoned Autos

Mayflower: Officer Assist, Theft

Gist: Welfare Concern, Suspicious Activity

Hartburg: Officer Assist

Farrsville: Animal Nuisance

Scrappin’ Valley: Extra Patrol

Simmonsville: Burglary


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