Newton Police Department
• David P. Doran, 59, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault at 9:30 p.m. Friday. According to Newton police, an officer was sent to MercyOne Newton to speak with a female transported there for treatment after an assault. When the officer made contact with the victim, there was visible swelling on the left side of her face and left hand, and she said she had pain in her head, chest, abdomen, back and arm. The victim told the officer her live-in boyfriend, Doran, had been drinking alcohol when a verbal argument started and Doran allegedly punched her in the face several times, pulled her hair, pulled her off the couch and kicked her several times. The victim said she believed she lost consciousness during the incident. Doran allegedly went into the bedroom with the phone so she couldn’t call anyone. The victim went to a neighbor’s house and was taken to the emergency room. Doran was later located, arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.
• Sidney S. Zellmer, 30, of Newton, was charged with domestic assault at 10:18 p.m. Saturday. According to Newton police, officers were sent to the 500 block of West Second Street to investigate a verbal argument. After interviewing Zellmer and the victim, officers learned Zellmer had been acting erratically at the time of the argument and earlier in the day. Zellmer allegedly started hitting the victim, attempted to restrain him and bit the victim on the bicep, leaving a visible injury. The victim also stated he had lacerations on his fingers from the incident. Zellmer admitted to biting the victim. The victim requested a no-contact order and Zellmer was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail.