Iowa couple arrested after 13-year-old found driving vehicle

AP News
Posted: May 27, 2016 10:26 AM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa couple faces child endangerment and drug charges after police say they were caught riding in a vehicle driven by a 13-year-old.

The Newton Daily News reports ( ) that 51-year-old Paul Deaton and 48-year-old Jacqualine Deaton of Colfax were arrested after the vehicle was stopped around 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say a Jasper County sheriff's deputy noticed a heavy odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and Paul Deaton reached behind a seat and grabbed a pipe along with four grams of marijuana.

In addition to the child endangerment charge, Paul Deaton was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jacqualine Deaton faces additional charges of possession of marijuana and permitting an unauthorized driver.

Online court records did not list an attorney.


Information from: Newton Daily News,