Newton Police Department
• Tameca T. Howze, 45, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse assault, injury or mental illness, after authorities were called at 11:09 a.m. Sunday to the 700 block of East 19th Street North. Officers spoke with Howze who said she was in a verbal argument with the victim which escalated into a physical fight. During the struggle, Howze admitted she bit the victim on the leg, leaving a mark. She was taken to the Jasper County Jail.