Sioux Center Man Faces Felony Charges, Accused Of Assaulting Officer

Inwood, Iowa — A Sioux Center man faces felony charges and is accused of assaulting an officer in Inwood on Wednesday, September 6th.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, they were called to assist an Iowa State Patrol Trooper on a traffic stop Inwood. The driver of the vehicle stopped was believed to be impaired. While attempting to place the driver of the vehicle under arrest for traffic violations, a struggle ensued which resulted in a Lyon County Deputy being punched in the face in addition to other minor injuries.

As a result, 41-year-old Jose Madrid of Sioux Center was charged with Assault While Participating in a Felony- a class D felony. Additionally, Madrid was charged by the Iowa State Patrol with OWI 3rd Offense- a class D felony. If he’s convicted of a class D felony, Madrid could face up to five years in prison on each count.

He also faces misdemeanor charges of Assault on Persons Engaged in Certain Occupations-bodily injury, Interference with Official Acts causing bodily injury, and other traffic violations.

Madrid was transported to the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids. At last report, he remained there in lieu of a $7500 bond.


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