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Colorado Man Arrested In Connection With Altercation With Police

Sioux Center, Iowa — A 20-year-old Monument, Colorado man was arrested by Sioux County deputies Tuesday on warrants stemming from a violent confrontation with a Sioux Center Police Officer in late April.

According to Sioux Center Police, at approximately 9:30 am on Sunday, April 28th, police received a report of a shirtless man walking around in the parking lot of the Sioux Center Christian School, carrying a piece of wooden construction barricade and acting “weird”.

Authorities say a Sioux Center officer approached the man, who was identified as 20-year-old Samuel Robert Hough, a Dordt College student from Colorado. Police accuse Hough of swinging the barricade piece at the officer’s head, then throwing it at the officer, striking him in the head and arm. Police Chief Mike Halma says the officer was forced to twice deploy his taser in an effort to take control of Hough.

According to court records, while the officer was attempting to place him in handcuffs, Hough is accused of entering into a physical altercation with the officer in which the officer’s right knee was injured, requiring medical attention.

After arriving at the ER at the Sioux Center Hospital, court records indicate that Hough once again engaged in an altercation with police, and in the processĀ  is accused of trying to remove the officer’s service weapon from its holster.

Hough reportedly traveled from his Colorado home to Orange City, and turned himself in to Sioux County authorities once he learned of the warrants for his arrest.

Hough is charged with Assault with Intent to Injure a Peace Officer, which is a Class D Felony, Interference with Official Acts Inflicting Bodily Injury, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Disarming a Peace Officer, a Class D Felony.

No court date has been set.

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