45-year-old William Thomas Thompkins of West 20th Street in Newton was arrested Friday (August 28) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Thompkins is charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and felony probation violation. Thompkins was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $35,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 31) and a Superior Court date is set for October 29.