Man Faces Felony Charges After Running, Swimming & Hiding From Cops

Date posted - September 9, 2016

Lyon Sheriff Facebook HeaderLarchwood, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man faces additional felony charges after escaping from the custody of Lyon County authorities yesterday (Thursday, September 8th).

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began with a call of a disturbance at Grand Falls Casino.  While investigating the incident, deputies say they discovered 37-year old David Clark of Sioux Falls had given deputies his brother’s name in an attempt to avoid apprehension.  Through continued investigation, deputies say they learned Clark’s true identity, and discovered that he was wanted on a felony warrant out of Nobles County, Minnesota.

When deputies attempted to arrest him, they say Clark fled on foot.  A deputy reportedly pursued Clark, on foot, until they reached a roadside pond.   Deputies say Clark entered the pond and attempted to evade arrest by concealing himself in the dense foliage surrounding the pond.  After nearly 2 hours in the water, Clark was reportedly taken into custody for escape from custody, a class D felony, providing false identification information and interference with an official act, both simple misdemeanors.  He was also served with the Nobles County arrest warrant for violation of probation.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Larchwood fire department and EMS as well as the Iowa State Patrol for their assistance in bringing Clark to justice.

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