Orange City, Iowa — A 30-year old Hawarden man was sentenced to a total of up to 10 years in prison Monday, on burglary and drug charges, in Sioux County District Court.
According to the Sioux County Attorney’s Office, Jeremy James Langley’s sentence stemmed from an incident in October of last year when police responded to a Hawarden 911 hang-up call. Authorities say they learned Langley had fled into a field and noticed something 100 yards into a nearby field of tall grass. Police say they approached to find Langley laying prone in the grass wearing a backpack. He reportedly tried to flee, and police used force to detain him. Authorities say the backpack contained drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and methamphetamine, as well as $5,600 in cash inside a bank bag that police reportedly later learned was burglarized on October 16 from a Sioux Falls Casino. The Sioux County Attorney says that while these charges were pending, Langley was arrested again for a Hawarden burglary that happened on January 31, 2016, when Langley was reportedly found in Le Mars with property stolen from Hawarden.
According to the Sioux County Attorney’s Office, Langley was sentenced Monday on charges of Burglary in the Third Degree, Theft in the Second Degree, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine. He was also simultaneously sentenced on Plymouth County Theft and Drug charges.
The Sioux County Attorney’s Office says Langley was sentenced to up to 10-years in prison for Possession with Intent to Deliver, and was given two 5-year prison sentences, respectively, on the Theft and Burglary convictions. All sentences will run concurrently. Authorities say Langley was also ordered to pay $2,300 in restitution for the burglary.