The Daily Iowegian
---- — May 25
6:45 p.m. Gary Edwin Vanhemert, 49, of Ottumwa, was riding a 2001 Vipe motorcycle westbound on Highway J3T. The highway turns north but the driver missed the turn and continued westbound onto 450th Street. The driver stated that he hit the gravel at highway speed and continues on for one tenth of a mile unable to slow or control the vehicle. The driver decided to drive into a ditch and laid the bike on its side in the north ditch. Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $2,000. The driver was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Centerville by Moulton Ambulance.
2:40 p.m. Joseph Allen Babbitt, 36, of Plano, was charged at 12536 490th Street with simple domestic assault and obstructing emergency personnel. He was later released on his own recognizance.
2:21 p.m. Makenna Jean Pershy, 19, of Rathbun, was charged at North 12th and West Maple streets with simple assault and disorderly conduct. She was later released on her own recognizance.
9:38 p.m. Nathan William Head, 21, of Centerville, was charged at Haynes Avenue and East Van Buren Street with failure to appear.
Compiled by Krystal Fowler/Daily Iowegian