Hawarden Man Sentenced To Five-Year Prison Term For Firearm Possession And Criminal Mischief

Orange City, Iowa — A Hawarden man has been sentenced to a five-year prison term.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle tells us that 28-year-old Richard Samuel Addink of Hawarden has been sentenced to prison for the crimes of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, both Class D Felonies.

Kunstle says that on October 25, 2023, the Hawarden Police Department responded to a report of gunshots fired while they were attempting to locate a stolen vehicle. Officers located the vehicle which had been damaged by multiple shotgun rounds and by having been driven into the steel frame of a mobile home. During a search of his residence, Addink was found to be in possession of multiple rounds of live ammunition of varying calibers. After the completion of the investigation, Addink was arrested. He pleaded guilty to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Mischief, both Class D Felonies, and was sentenced to serve an indeterminate five-year prison term.

At the time of the October incident, there had been a pending warrant for Addink’s arrest. This warrant was related to an incident that had occurred on March 18, 2023, and which had also involved Addink being in possession of a firearm. In relation to that March incident, Addink pleaded guilty to a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a Class D felony.

On August 15, 2023, Addink was sentenced to an indeterminate term of 5 years in prison for this offense. However, Addink did not turn himself in to serve that prison sentence, and a warrant was issued. As of October 25, 2023, Addink had not been apprehended by law enforcement on that warrant. That warrant was able to be served on Addink and he is currently serving that prison sentence as well. Addink had been on probation previously and had a previous felony conviction that prevented him from possessing a firearm.


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