Hawarden Man Arrested On Felony Firearms Charge

Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden man has been arrested on a felony weapons charge after a traffic stop near Hawarden.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Sioux County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 58-year-old Parrish Slover of Hawarden is accused of trafficking in stolen weapons, among other offenses. He was arrested last week.

In his statement, the deputy says Slover was pulled over for a damaged rear plate and a faulty right rear brake light. Due to reasonable suspicion, a K9 sniff was done, during which the dog indicated the presence of drugs. Deputies say they found a marijuana joint, open containers of alcohol, and a stolen 9mm firearm accessible to the driver.

Slover was charged with trafficking in stolen weapons, a class D felony. If convicted, Slover could face up to five years in prison. He also faces misdemeanor charges of accessory after the fact, possession of a controlled substance, operating under the influence, possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence, failure to maintain registration plates, and improper brake light.

He faces a preliminary hearing on the charges on June 18th.

At last report, Slover remained in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City in lieu of a $7000 cash or surety bond.


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