Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
• Benjamin C. Hansen, 45, of Marshalltown, was charged with obstruction of emergency communications and domestic assault, injury or mental illness at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victim reported Hansen physically assaulted her during an argument over mushrooms. Hansen allegedly grabbed the victim, picked her up off the ground and carried her around the house and made verbal threats to harm her. The victim had redness on her arm and shoulder and a scratch on her neck. The victim said she attempted to call 911, but Hansen grabbed the phone from her. The victim later called 911 from a land line phone. Hansen was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.