September 4, 2023
Released by: Sheriff Robert Burby
Press Release: Fatality Accident on a Deer Lease off FM 1416 near CR 4097
September 3, 2023
We are praying for the family and friends of a juvenile who was involved in a fatality ATV
(Four-Wheeler) accident that occurred on Saturday evening.
At 1729 hours, NCSO Dispatch received a report of an accident that occurred on a deer lease located off FM 1416 near CR 4097 in Belgrade. Our investigation on the scene revealed that this was a tragic accident. No name is permitted of the victim because the driver was a juvenile.
Calls To Services (August 28, 2023, to September 3, 2023): The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) answered 54 calls to service.
Jail Population: We currently have 21 inmates in the following Jails, 15 housed in Newton, 6 housed in Jasper.
BURN BAN: Citations Shall be issued to anyone found starting a FIRE. This ban includes Fireworks.
The following individual was booked into the County Jail:
Graham, Gary Aug 30, 2023 Poss. CS PG 1/1-B >=1G<4G Bond Amt. $10,000.00
The following calls and reports were received by NCSO:
Burkeville: Stolen Dog (White Husky w/pink collar-6 months old), Trespassing, Welfare Concern, Fire, Welfare Concern, Singletary Sights: Theft, Bon Wier: Possible Scam, Terroristic Threat, Animal Nuisance (Cow), Civil Matter, Extra Patrol, Possible Fire (unable to locate) Indian Lake: Suspicious Activity (sounds Like flares are going off and the sky is lighting up)
Sandjack: Criminal Mischief/Trespassing
Call: Vehicle ran into a Ditch, Animal Nuisance on CR 3075 (Lose Horse picked up and the owner identified and refused to answer our calls), Possible Fire (Unable to locate), Assault Family Violence, Animal Nuisance – 2 Horse Lose, Motorcycle Accident on FM 1004-Driver left the scene, People Shooting Guns at night, Possible Accident (unable to locate)
Deweyville: Medical Call, Fire (Citation Issued), Suspicious Activity, Property Damage (Fence)
Newton (Unincorporated Limits): Animal Nuisance/Abandonment (Horse and Donkey found tied to a tree on a hunting lease off CR 2626 near FM 2626) currently at the County’s Pen unknown owner at this time, Welfare Concern, Domestic Disturbance, Reckless Driving, Theft
Buna: Terroristic Threat
Gist: Fire, Theft
Wiergate: False Alarm, Animal Nuisance (Cows), Reckless Driving
Toledo Bend: Suspicious Activity, Loud Music (Hickory Hill), Follow-up/Case Inquiry
Tall Timbers: Theft
Belgrade: Fatality Accident (See Press Release)
Devils Pocket: Possible Fire (False Alarm)
Shankleville: Animal Nuisance (2 Cows), Civil Matter
Trout Creek: 1 Vehicle Accident, Theft (Tractor)
Old Salem: Welfare Concern
Pine Grove: Civil Matter
Jamestown: Burkeville responded to a wood fire down CR 153