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BY DI STAFF | MAY 12, 2015 5:00 AM

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Internet woes hit campus

The Internet on the east side of campus went down Monday, with the University of Iowa Information Technology Services saying there were outages starting around noon.

In a release on its website, ITS acknowledged that the eduroam — the campus Wi-Fi — had gone down and officials were investigating the problem.

As of Monday evening, Internet had been restored.

by Nick Moffitt

Two face drug charges

Authorities have accused a Marion man and a Cedar Rapids man of possessing marijuana.

Jordan Garthwaite, 18, and Dontavious Young, 18, were charged with failure to affix drug-tax stamp on May 9.

According to online court documents, Garthwaite was the passenger in a vehicle Young was driving when a traffic stop was initiated.

The officer was reportedly able to smell marijuana and checked for contraband.

The officer allegedly opened a gray and black Under Armor bag and found a glass container with marijuana in it.

Upon further searching the vehicle, the officer found another glass container with four bags of marijuana in it.

All together, authorities reportedly found 88.5 grams of marijuana.

Both Young and Garthwaite denied ownership of the marijuana.

Failure to affix drug stamp is a Class-D felony.

Amana man charged with burglary

Authorities have accused a West Amana man if burglarizing a person’s garage.

Scott Skipton, 42, was charged with first-degree burglary on Oct. 17, 2014.

According to online court documents, Skipton was burglarizing the person’s garage when the person came out and found Skipton going through his toolbox.

The person confronted Skipton, and they began to engage in a physical altercation.

The person knew who Skipton was because of past business relations. He stated that Skipton was not allowed at his residence and said he has made it clear in the past.

The person had to be transported by ambulance to the hospital to treat his injuriess as a result of the altercation.

First-degree burglary is a Class-B felony.

Man charged with sexual abuse

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of abusing a woman.

Nicholas Borsay, 22, was charged with third-degree sexual abuse on April 24.

According to online court documents, Borsay began sending Snapchat messages to the woman to ask her to get in the shower with him and show him parts of her body.

The woman refused to do this, so Borsay went into the living room behind the woman and started masturbating.

Borsay then put his hand on the top of the woman’s head and turned her head to the side in order to ejaculate on her face.

Borsay stated he knew this act was not consensual and admitted it was “very wrong.”

Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class-C felony.

by Alyssa Guzman


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