Northwest Iowa Man Taken Into Custody By Special Response Team, Sent To Sioux City Hospital

Date posted - November 23, 2012

Matlock, Iowa — A northwest Iowa man who was going to turn himself in will soon be in police custody after he is released from a Sioux City Hospital.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says the strange situation started out on Friday morning, (11/23) in the 11:00 hour. At about 11:16, the emergency center received a 911 call from 38-year-old Shannon Mennon. Mennon said he had been living in numerous different areas of northwest Iowa, using different identities, for several years. He told the dispatcher he was wanted in several states on felony warrants and wanted to turn himself in. He said he was in a car two miles southwest of Matlock, at the Matlock Cemetery.

When officers arrived they became suspicious of the situation. They were unable to communicate with, or get a response from Mennon. The Plymouth‐Sioux Special Response Team, or “SRT” was called to assist.

Sioux County sent out a Nixle alert at 1:15 Friday afternoon, that stated that the Sheriff’s Office had a report of a wanted person, possibly on foot in the northeast corner of Sioux County. Officials asked residents to report any suspicious person and lock their doors. At about 1:30 they stated in another Nixle alert that the person may be on foot in the area looking for a vehicle or ride.

At 2:30 p.m., Mennon was taken into custody by the SRT, without incident. It was determined he may have taken an overdose of medication; consequently, he was transported to Sanford Sheldon Hospital by the Boyden Ambulance, under the escort of Sioux County Sheriff’s deputies. Mennon was later transferred from Sanford Sheldon to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Once he is released, Sioux County officials say he will be held at the Sioux County Jail pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by Ohio for Theft. There were also warrants issued for Mennon in New Mexico and Missouri.

The Plymouth‐Sioux SRT, Iowa State Patrol and the Boyden Ambulance squad assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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