Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man facing multiple charges, one of them a felony, after an altercation at a rural Sheldon home — has pled not guilty to the charges.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 21st, they arrested 25-year-old Shaun Arispe of Sheldon. He was charged with first degree robbery, possession of a controlled substance, false imprisonment, and fourth degree theft.
The Sheriff’s Office says the arrest stemmed from an altercation that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 20th, at a home near Sheldon.
Upon further investigation deputies believe that Arispe was involved in a disturbance where he displayed a firearm in a threatening manner and prevented two people from leaving the home for nearly five hours. Deputies believe that during the disturbance, he assaulted the two victims and later took property from their home.
They believe he then allegedly forced the female victim to go with him to his home near Sheldon. They say she was later able to escape unharmed.
Court records indicate that Arispe has filed a written plea of “not guilty” to the charges and faces an arraignment on Monday, October 17th.