Domestic assault: Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South Susong Street, concerning a domestic disturbance on Monday, Aug. 19. Upon arrival, Patrolman Shane Bower spoke with Kenneth Ramsey, who said while he and Keshia L. Cutshaw, 30, were arguing, she allegedly struck him in the face several times. Ramsey said as he attempted to call 911, Cutshaw took his cell phone away. Cutshaw fled the scene but was later found at a residence on Duncan Street. She was placed under arrest and charged with domestic assault and interference with emergency call.
DUI: A Newport man was charged Sunday evening with driving under the influence in Newport. Capt. Stephen Higginbotham was dispatched to Walgreens after a complaint was made there was a male passed out inside his vehicle. Upon arrival, Capt. Higginbotham found the male in question, identified as Michael C. Fuhr, 47, 2nd Street, sitting in the driver seat of a GMC Yukon with a Bud Light can in the cupholder. According to the report, Fuhr had an odor of alcohol about his person and his speech was slurred. When questioned how much he had to drink, Fuhr stated, “plenty, I guess.” Officers administered a field sobriety test to Fuhr and he performed poorly on all tests given. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and violation of open container.
Edwards arrest: Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Fontana Street concerning a male subject making threats to his elderly mother on Monday, Aug. 19. Upon arrival, Patrolman Michael Robey spoke with Rose Gregg, 59, who said Timothy D. Edwards, 60, made several harmful threats to his mother, Francis Edwards, 86. According to the report, Timothy Edwards allegedly picked up a fire iron and said he was going to bash his mother’s head in. Gregg stated she took the fire iron away from Timothy. However, he then picked up a knife and said he was going to kill his mother. Timothy Edwards was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault.
Johnson arrest: Officers were dispatched to Advanced Auto concerning a possible overdose on Monday, Aug. 19. Upon arrival, Sgt. Derek Wright spoke with employees, who said Kristen L. Johnson, 32, Mosheim, was inside her vehicle and they could not get her to wake up. Officers made contact with Johsnon and called for First Call EMS to come to the scene to evaluate Johnson, however, she refused medical treatment. According to the report, Johnson had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on her feet, and she had a disoriented demeanor. Officers administered a field sobriety test to Johnson and she performed poorly on all tests given. She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Vick arrest: Officers were dispatched to Bryant Town Donuts concerning male subject possibly selling stolen items on Monday, Aug. 19. Upon arrival, Capt. Matthew Elliott said he found the male in question, identified as Thomas J. Vick, 33, hiding in a wood line. As officers approached Vick, they discovered he was in possession of a tablet that had another male’s name on it. Vick was arrested and charged with theft under $1,000 and failure to appear (two counts).
INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REPORTS COMPILED BY THE NEWPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT.