Spirit Lake, Iowa — An inmate of the Residential Treatment Facility in Sheldon faces several charges after he allegedly stole a pickup.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:20 PM on Saturday evening (5/25), they investigated the report of a stolen vehicle, which was taken from a rural location on 310th Street, two and a half miles east of Boyden.
It was reported to the sheriff’s office that a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup had been parked in a field driveway while the owner was working in a field nearby. The keys were left in the vehicle. When the owner returned two hours later the pickup was gone.
The Spirit Lake Police Department located the stolen pickup at 11:40 PM, parked at a residence. Subsequently, 24-year-old Kurt Walker was arrested by the Spirit Lake Police and charged with the theft of the motor vehicle. He was booked into the Dickinson County Jail. Walker had been an inmate of the Iowa Department of Corrections Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) in Sheldon.
Walker will face additional charges from the Iowa Department of Corrections regarding his escape from their custody. He will also be charged with Fifth Degree Theft by the Sheriff’s Office in connection with the theft of a bicycle from Northwest Iowa Community College near Sheldon. The bicycle was found in his possession, along with the stolen pickup.