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BY DI STAFF | JULY 22, 2014 5:00 AM

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Man faces drugs-in-jail charges

Authorities have accused a West Branch man of possessing marijuana while in jail.

Mitchell Slocum, 23, was charged Sunday with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of contraband in a correctional institution.

According to online court documents, Slocum was an inmate at the Johnson County Jail and authorities performed a strip search.

As Slocum removed his underwear, a brass pipe fell to the floor. Slocum said he knew the pipe was there and is where he regularly keeps it, the documents said.

Authorities said a small amount of green, leafy residue was visible in the pipe.

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a simple misdemeanor. Possession of contraband in a correctional institution is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

Man faces numerous charges

Authorities have charged a North Liberty man with smashing four windows.

Dillon Arnaman, 28, was charged July 7 with second-degree criminal mischief, trespass, and assault causing bodily injury or mental illness.

According to online court documents, officers were dispatched after receiving a call about an assault.

Arnaman fled on foot before officers arrived.

An hour after officers left the scene, Arnaman allegedly returned and started to smash the windows of the residence. He reportedly smashed four windows and attempted to get in through one of the windows.

The victim’s mother saw Arnaman and identified him to authorities.

The cost of the four smashed windows is approximately $1,600.

Second-degree criminal mischief is a Class-D felony. Trespass is a serious misdemeanor. Assault causing bodily injury or mental illness is a serious misdemeanor.

— by Rebecca Morin

Man charged with 3rd OWI

Authorities have accused a local man of driving while drunk after his vehicle almost collided with another vehicle.

Nicholas Hobbs, 61, was charged July 20 with third-offense OWI.

According to online court documents, authorities stopped Hobbs after he nearly caused a head-on collision.

Hobbs smelled of ingested alcohol, had slurred and mumbled speech, and had bloodshot eyes, according to the documents. He told authorities he drank the night before and was on his way to work.

Authorities said Hobbs was confused about the time and the day.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

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