• Jan A. Berry, 70, of Baxter, was charged with public intoxication at 9:20 p.m. Nov. 25 after she was reportedly intoxicated at Baxter Health Care. Berry told the Baxter Health Care employee she drank seven to eight beers and two shots of Fireball before driving to Baxter Health Care. The results of Berry’s blood alcohol level were 0.257. Berry was arrested and take to the Jasper County Jail.
• Chelsie A. Fields, 30, of Newton, was charged with domestic abuse injury or mental illness at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 26 after an officer was called to a residence on North 83rd Avenue East. The victim called 911 to report an unwanted man on the property who knew Fields. Fields allegedly struck the victim in the face and knocked the phone out of her hands, punched her in the face and scratched the back of her neck. Fields was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Charles W. Hicks, 81, of Newton, was charged with two counts of first degree harassment and carrying weapons at noon Nov. 23 in the 8300 block of East 20th Street North. Hicks allegedly confronted the victim about a family issued and demanded they return items to him. The victim said no and Hicks told him he was “a dead man” a few times. The victim told the officer Hicks made the threat matter of factly and that he was serious and not just ranting. The victim received a phone call from Hicks Nov. 24 of threats saying he was going to finish lunch and then drive to the victim’s house and get his items and the victim could “live or die.” Deputies were at the victim’s home when Hicks arrived wearing a loaded .22 caliber revolver holstered at his left hip. He doesn’t have a valid weapons permit. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.