Sheldon, Iowa — A man who had been wanted by Sheldon Police since reportedly assaulting a Sheldon officer and fleeing after being placed under arrest has been captured in Wright County, Iowa.
According to a press release from Sheldon Police Chief Lyle Bolkema, Edgardo Torres-Gallozo, was captured Wednesday, December 5th, and is in custody at the Wright County Jail.
Bolkema says the Sheldon Police Department extends their sincere appreciation to the public for their assistance in this case. Without their assistance, Bolkema says, the suspect would not have been captured.
Torres-Gallozo’s arrest comes after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with, among other crimes, Assault on a Police Officer, Escape From Custody, and Interference Causing Injury.
Sunday night, November 11th, police say Torres Gallozo was pulled over by a Sheldon police officer, who placed him under arrest. When the officer reached for his handcuffs, Torres-Gallozo allegedly attacked him, punching the officer in the face at least once, breaking his glasses and causing a black eye. He then allegedly led the officer on a foot pursuit before giving him the slip.