Two From Hawarden Serve Jail Time For Incident In Sioux County Court Room

Orange City, Iowa — There was some excitement at the Sioux County Courthouse in Orange City on Monday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office tells us that in the 4:00 p.m. hour, they were alerted to a report that someone was being disorderly in a hearing inside a courtroom of the Sioux County Courthouse.

When responding officers arrived, they located 45-year-old Jeramie Davies of Hawarden, who appeared to be extremely agitated and was demanding to speak with a judge, using profane language in the courtroom. After a district court judge instructed Davies to stop his aggressive actions, Davies continued his abusive language at the judge. The judge then ordered Davies to be held in contempt of court. The Judge also ordered 38-year-old Ashley Schoppman, who was present with Davies at the hearing, to stop video-recording the incident and she refused to do so. The judge then ordered Schoppman to be held in contempt.

Both Davies and Schoppman were transported to the Sioux County Jail as they were both ordered by the Court to be confined to jail for 24 hours; additionally, Davies was charged with disorderly conduct.

The sheriff’s office tells us that the Orange City Police Department assisted them.



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