• Dustin E. Pherigo, 34, of Newton, was arrested at 12:21 a.m. Jan. 8 in the 300 block of East Eighth Street North on a Poweshiek County warrant and taken to the Jasper County Jail.
• Justice C.M. Foster, 22, of Des Moines, was charged with simulated public intoxication at 9:04 p.m. Jan. 7 at the intersection of Highway F48. According to the Newton Police Department, officers responded to a female walking on Highway F48 who had been hit multiple times and was yelling at nothing. Newton police arrived and observed a female who was unstable on her feet on the north side of the highway. The female about fell while officers were talking to her. Foster had bizarre body movements while Newton police spoke with her. She told officers she was walking to Des Moines from a place in Newton. She said she had been smoking dope earlier at a residence in Newton. Foster did not know the address of where she came from and she made unusual statements and would repeat statements while officers spoke with her. Foster was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.