Hawarden Man Faces Felony Charges In Relation To Car That Was Shot

Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden man has been arrested on felony firearms and criminal mischief charges after he is alleged to have intentionally damaged a vehicle.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Sioux County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Hawarden Police, 28-year-old Richard Addink of Hawarden is accused of driving the vehicle into an obstacle and shooting a gun into the interior. He was arrested on Friday.

In his statement, the officer states that Addink allegedly took control of the vehicle and drove it into a steel frame on cinder blocks, then fired a shotgun at least seven times into the vehicle. One court document says Addink admitted that his rage drove him to discharge the firearm into the vehicle.

Addink was charged with dominion or control of a firearm by a felon and second-degree criminal mischief, both class D felonies. If convicted, Addink could face up to five years in prison on each count. He also faces misdemeanor charges of reckless use of a firearm, operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and third degree theft.

He faces a preliminary hearing on the charges on Tuesday, November 7th.

At last report, Addink remained in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City in lieu of a $6000 cash bond.