Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden man faces a felony charge after a traffic stop in Hawarden.
According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday afternoon, September 20th, they received a report of a possible impaired driver leaving Ireton driving a Nissan Altima.
Deputies located the Nissan and stopped it in Hawarden. Deputies suspected that the driver, 27-year-old Jordan Holmes of Sioux City was under the influence of a drug. They tell us while Holmes was being placed under arrest, he attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended a short distance from the location.
Upon further investigation, a passenger in the vehicle, 26-year-old Heriberto Armenta-Robles of Hawarden is believed to have been in possession of a controlled substance and a firearm. Deputies say Armenta-Robles is not eligible to carry a fiream, as he is a felon.
Deputies transported Holmes to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and interference with official acts; he was cited for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
The Hawarden Police Department transported Armenta-Robles to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, second offense possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, there were three outstanding arrest warrants for Armenia-Robles.
The sheriff’s office says the case was a joint investigation between their office and the Hawarden Police Department, and it remains under investigation with the possibility of additional criminal charges.