Man Arrested, Taken To Hospital After Incident

Date posted - January 15, 2016

Near Hudson, SD — A Hawarden man was arrested on charges including two felonies, and then was taken to a Sioux City hospital after an incident in Sioux County near Hudson, South Dakota.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 21-year-old Matthew Zinnel of Hawarden after the incident, which happened on Thursday afternoon, January 14th, 2016.

According to the sheriff’s office, about 3:50 PM their 911 center received a call asking them to make sure Zinnel and others residing at a home on Coolidge Avenue, four miles east of Hudson were okay. The caller stated Zinnel had made threats earlier that day to harm family members.

When they got there, officers found Zinnel at the home. They report that he became combative and fought with them, and that two officers sustained minor injuries from the incident.

After Zinnel’s arrest, the Sioux Center Ambulance took him to Unity Point St. Luke’s hospital in Sioux City for treatment and observation. He was transported to the Sioux County Jail the next day.

Zinnel was charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer, a class D felony; interference with official acts, an aggravated misdemeanor; interference with a police K9 and false imprisonment, which are both serious misdemeanors, and obstruction of emergency communications, a simple misdemeanor.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Iowa State Patrol and the Sioux Center Ambulance crew assisted on the scene.

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