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Newton County Sheriff's Report

Weekly Sheriff’s Report

July 8, 2024

Released by:  Sheriff Robert Burby  


Calls To Service (July 1, 2024, to July 7, 2024):  The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) answered 61 calls to service.

Jail Transports:  NCSO had 3 jail transports;

1 from Gist Unit to NCSO, 2 from NCSO to JCSO.

Jail Population:   We currently have 20 inmates in the following jails;

8 housed in Newton, 8 housed in Beauregard, and 4 housed in Jasper.

The following individuals were booked into the Newton County Jail:

Chaudoin, Jaret C Michael 07/01/24 F* Bench Warrant

Sowell, Richard Brent 07/01/24 F3 Probation Violation (DWI 3rd or More)

Barrett, Thomas Wayne 07/03/24 F* Bench Warrant

The following calls and reports were received by NCSO:  

Mauriceville: Assist Other Agency-Orange County:  NCSO assisted Orange County S.O. in a high-speed pursuit on July 5, 2024, which began at Hwy 87 and Hwy 12 westbound.  K-9 Jack and Deputy Nash conducted an open-air sniff of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of chunks of a white substance, which was tested for Methamphetamine.  The test kit gave a positive result. All the chunks had a combined weight of 7 Grams.  DPS took custody of the evidence and the driver.  Great teamwork between DPS and Newton/Orange Counties.

Bon Wier: Trespassing, Officer Assist x 4, Welfare Concern, Suspicious Activity, Disturbance, Assault

Deweyville: Extra Patrol x 2, Officer Assist x 6, Suspicious Activity, Welfare Concern x 2, 4-Wheeler Call, Theft x 2, Disturbance x 2, Reckless Driving x 2

Newton (Unincorporated Limits): Trespassing, Alarm, Harassment, Officer Assist x 2, Civil Matter, Disturbance, Theft

Burkeville: Welfare Concern x 3, Trespassing, Accident/ Possible, Burglary, Officer Assist 

Toledo Bend: Alarm, Noise Complaint

Call: Welfare Concern

Scrapping Valley: Disturbance 

Shankleville: Animal Nuisance

Wiergate: Missing Person (located)

Liberty: Officer Assist

Bleakwood: Reckless Driving, Disabled Vehicle 

Pine Grove: Officer Assist, Animal Nuisance x 2

Trout Creek: 911 Hangup, Officer Assist

Fawil: Welfare Concern

Sandjack: Disturbance, Extra Patrol

Old Champion: Suspicious Activity

Buna: Fraud



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