• Charles L. Loudermilk, 49, of Newton, was charged with assault on persons in certain occupations, eluding and driving while license under suspension at 2:03 a.m. Sept. 15 after police stopped a Pontiac Grand Prix on West Fourth Street North for speeding. The driver was later identified as Loudermilk. He led police on a 13 minute pursuit where he reached speeds of 75 to 80 mph. Loudermilk used his vehicle as a weapon to ram the front driver’s side of a deputy’s patrol vehicle in an attempt to elude officers. Loudermilk was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Ricky L. Wages, 57, of Kellogg, was charged with operating while under the influence at 6:35 p.m. after police saw a motorcycle crash in the 1200 block of First Avenue East. Police smelled a strong smell of alcohol coming from Wages. Wages told police he had seven drinks prior to the accident. Wages was taken to the police department and refused a breath test. He was released and issued a citation to appear in court.
• Joshua W. Schippers, 38, of Newton, was charged with violation of no contact order at 7:19 a.m. Oct. 21 after police were called to 226 E. 12th St. N. in reference to a domestic fight. Police met with the reporting party who said Schippers and the victim had an argument and Schippers had fled before police arrived. When the officer returned to his vehicle, Schippers was standing next to the front door of the residence and he told police he had been hiding in the basement. The victim was inside the residence. Schippers was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.