Court orders warrant for escaped inmate
Police are searching for a man convicted of felony child neglect.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of 33-year-old David A. Newling, whose last known address was on Ninth Street in Clintonville.
Newling is now charged with felony criminal escape.
On Nov. 10, 2015, Newling told police that while he was changing the diaper of a 3-month-old infant, he heard a popping sound.
The baby was later hospitalized with a broken femur.
Newling was subsequently charged and convicted of felony child neglect causing bodily harm.
On April 27, 2017, Judge Raymond Huber imposed and stayed a three-year prison sentence, then placed Newling on three years of probation.
A condition of probation included nine months in jail with 4 1/2 months stayed.
Newling was also given work-release privileges and allowed 60 days before he needed to report to jail.
On June 20, Newling was pulled over in Outagamie County and cited for operating a vehicle without insurance. He gave the officer a North Shawano Street address in New London.
At 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Newling left the Waupaca County Jail to work at an Appleton restaurant.
He was expected to return at 8 p.m., but he remains at large as of July 20.
Newling has a history of failing to appear in court or reporting to jail.
On July 17, 2013, Newling was charged with felony retail theft in Outagamie County. He missed his initial court appearance on Aug. 13, 2013, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
He was taken into custody on Sept. 23, 2013. Authorities learned Newling had moved from Kaukauna to Waupaca after the charge was filed.
Newling was released from custody on a $2,500 signature bond.
He was scheduled for a court appearance on Oct. 29, 2013.
On Oct. 10, the notice of hearing Outagamie County Circuit Court mailed to Newling was returned without a forwarding address.
On Oct. 23, 2013, Newling was arrested in Winnebago County on a charge, later dismissed, of violating the terms of the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.
On Nov. 7, 2013, Newling was released from Winnebago County jail after posting a $500 cash bond.
On June 9, 2014, Newling was convicted of felony retail theft in Outagamie County and sentenced to 120 days in jail with work release. He was given 30 days to report to jail.
On July 11, 2014, a warrant was issued for Newling’s arrest because he was a no-show at the jail.
On July 14, 2014, he was arrested again, and the court revoked his work-release privileges.
On Jan. 26, 2015, Newling was charged in Outagamie County with felony violation of the sex offender registry because he did not inform the Department of Corrections he had moved.
He remained in custody on a $500 cash bond until March 6, 2015, after it was amended to $200 cash and he posted out of custody.
On Jan. 29, 2015, Newling was convicted of failure to report to jail and assessed $780 in fines and court costs.
In May 2015, Newling moved from Kaukauna to Appleton. A month later, he moved from Appleton to Neenah. In August 2015, he moved back to Appleton.
On Aug. 11, 2015, an Outagamie County jury found Newling guilty of violating the sex offender registry. He was placed on three years of probation with nine months in jail stayed. Newling appealed the case, and the appeal is still pending.