In case you missed it: 3 recent Springfield crime stories

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Caleb Newberry is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court Friday.

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Here are three crimes stories the Springfield News-Sun reported recently.

1. Springfield man arrested, admits to taking photos of woman in Kohl’s dressing room 

A 29-year-old Springfield man plead not guilty to charges stemming from a “reported case of voyeurism” that happened around 3:45 p.m. on Monday at Kohl’s, 1600 N. Bechtle Ave., according to an affidavit filed in the case.

Caleb Newberry was arrested for voyeurism after he admitted to taking pictures of a woman inside a Kohl’s dressing room.

According to the affidavit, the victim told police she “was in Kohl’s Department dressing room changing when an unknown male took photos of her without her consent. (The victim) stated she looked up while changing and observed the suspect holding a cell phone camera over the changing room door.”

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The victim told police she yelled at the man before he ran off into the parking lot, got in his vehicle and left the area.

Later that day around 6 p.m., Newberry went into the police station and “asked to speak to an officer about an incident at Kohl’s.”

“Newberry stated he was at Kohl’s when he saw a pretty girl,” the affidavit says. “Newberry admitted being in the Kohl’s fitting room and taking photos of the victim in the dressing room with his cell phone. Newberry stated when the victim saw him she screamed, freaking him out, so he ran.”

Newberry told officers he’s “never done anything like this before” and that he just messed up, the affidavit says.

Newberry’s case was continued until he can obtain an attorney, then will be scheduled for a pre-trail.

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Shawn Sims is arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court Monday.

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2. Bond set for Springfield man accused of choking, raping woman 

Shawn Sims, 45, of Springfield, has been charged with rape, kidnapping, abduction and felonious assault. Sims was given a bond of $235,000 on Monday morning.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, officers were dispatched to Springfield Regional Medical Center on Jan. 16 to interview “a female who was assaulted.” The victim had scratch marks and bruising consistent with being choked on her lower neck and upper chest, the affidavit said.

“She was crying and fearful to speak and would not make eye contact with us,” the affidavit said. “She stated that she has been continuously abused by Shawn E. Sims.”

The victim told police that Sims had allegedly been assaulting and abusing her since Jan. 9, but the abuse peaked on Jan. 14 when the two of them arrived home and he allegedly ordered her to “strip her clothes,” the affidavit said.

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"She hesitated and he choked her, slammed her against the wall and forced her to strip or he would kill her," the affidavit said. "She stated that he made her have sex against her will because she was afraid to resist."

Later that day, officers were dispatched to Sims’ home after a friend called the police and asked to have a welfare check done on the victim. According to the affidavit, the victim had texted the friend that afternoon and told her “he had broken her finger and feared more harm.”

When police arrived, an officer knocked on the door and Sims asked who it was.

“I was at the rear of the house when I heard a loud crash against the wall. I heard a male tell a female to be quiet,” the affidavit said. “(Victim) stated that at the time, Mr. Sims grabbed her throat and slammed her against the hallway wall. He told her to be quiet or he would kill her.”

Sims then allegedly pulled the victim into the bathroom while he flushed narcotics and marijuana down the toilet, according to the affidavit.

Police left the home, as Sims refused to answer the door, the affidavit said.

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3. Clark County Sheriff’s deputy arrested, charged with OVI 

A Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy, Douglas Six, 42, of Springfield, was arrested for OVI over the weekend after refusing to take a field sobriety test.

He works as a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy in the Clark County Jail, according to Jeff Meyer, Chief Deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.

Six was arrested on Friday just before midnight. He was pulled over at South Fountain Avenue and West Jefferson Street after a Springfield police officer noticed Six’s vehicle, “was operating without taillights,” the police report said.

“(Officer 1) identified the driver as Douglas D. Six,” the report said. “While speaking with Mr. Six, (officer 1) observed that Mr. Six had glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person coming from his breath.”

The officer then asked Six where he was coming from, to which Six responded, “Mother Stewarts,” the report said.

“(Officer 1) then asked Mr. Six how much he had to drink and he advised ‘six’,” the report said.

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A Springfield Police Division sergeant and another officer then arrived on the scene and were advised of the situation, the report said.

“(Officer 2) asked Mr. Six how many drinks he had in the night and he stated ‘3’ but later stated that he had ‘4’,” the report said. “He advised (Officer 2) that he finished his last drink just prior to being stopped.”

Officers asked Six if he would submit to a standardized field sobriety test, to which he refused and was arrested, the report said.

Meyer said due to Six’s now pending case, he is not allowed to operate county-owned vehicles until the court reinstates his driving privileges. Meyer did not comment explicitly about whether or not Six has been placed on leave.

“It is standard procedure for the department to conduct an internal investigation of the incident,” Meyer said. “The internal investigation would normally occur after the court case has concluded.”

Six appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday, where he pleaded not guilty to OVI, a headlight violation and a taillight violation. A next court date in the case has not yet been scheduled.

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