Hospers Man Arrested On Assault, Other Charges

Date posted - August 27, 2013

Sioux Sheriff Car 84-Hospers, Iowa — A Hospers man has been arrested on three charges after an incident east of Hospers.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday they investigated the report of an assault that occurred at a home a mile east of Hospers on Saturday.

Upon further investigation deputies determined that on Saturday, August 24, at about 11:00 AM, 74-year-old John Solsma of Hospers allegedly went to the victim’s home east of Hospers. While at the home Solsma is accused of assaulting and threatening to cause further bodily harm to the victim.

On Monday afternoon, deputies arrested Solsma on charges of 1st degree harassment, 3rd degree assault and interference with official acts/resisting arrest.

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4 Responses to “Hospers Man Arrested On Assault, Other Charges”

  1. Former Hospersite says:

    The guy probably didn’t pay his bill and John was just collectin’ on a debt.
    And I find it pretty impressive that a 74 year old man scared this dude enough to call the Sheriff’s Dept to come protect him.

  2. Pete says:

    In related news, Newkirk still has natural gas.

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