Alleged Illegal Alien Sentenced On Drug Charges

Alvarez-CarrisalesGranville, Iowa — A man who is alleged to have entered the country illegally has been released to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following his sentencing on drug charges in Sioux County District Court Monday.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle announced that 33-year old Xavier Alvarez-Carrisales, who has been living in Granville, was sentenced for two counts of Failing to Affix Drug Tax Stamps on Methamphetamine, two Class D Felonies.

This case arose on February 24 and 26, 2016, when Alvarez-Carrisales reportedly assisted in the distribution of approximately 4 and 8 ounces, respectively, of methamphetamine. Both deliveries occurred at a home near rural Granville, where Alvarez-Carrisales was staying.

Alvarez-Carrisales was sentenced to suspended five year prison sentences on each felony Tax Stamp convictions, with the sentences to run concurrently. He served 52 days in jail awaiting charges and sentencing, after which he was released. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) filed a federal warrant alleging an aggravated re-entry, and upon being released from the Sioux County Jail, ICE took custody of Alvarez-Carrisales, and is expected to begin deportation proceedings.

Le Mars Man Escapes Injury When Vehicle Rolls

siouxsheriff2Ireton, Iowa — A Le Mars man rolled his vehicle near Ireton on Sunday, April 17th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:30 pm on Sunday, 39-year-old Julian Dominguez of Le Mars was driving a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 westbound on 470th Street, three miles east of Ireton. According to the report, Dominguez lost control of the pickup, entered the north ditch and rolled.

The Chevrolet received $10,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Semi-Tractors Collide in Hull Intersection

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHull, Iowa — Two semis were damaged after they collided at a Hull intersection on Thursday, April 14th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 4:17 pm on Thursday, 57-year-old Rodney Dillard of Dickens was driving a 2006 International semi-tractor pulling a trailer eastbound on Highway 18 in Hull. Forty-seven-year-old Mark Rassel of Orange City was driving a 2014 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a trailers westbound on Highway 18. According to the report, Rassel attempted to turn left onto Division Street and was struck by Dillard in the intersection.

The International received $7000 damage; the Peterbilt received $8000 damage.

No injuries were reported

Two Injured In Accident

Lester, Iowa — Two Lester residents were taken to hospitals after an accident this past week.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 22-year-old Roberto Sarmiento, of Lester was westbound on 130th Street, two miles north of Lester, when he swerved to miss an animal. Sarmiento lost control of the 2002 Jeep Liberty that he was driving. The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled over.

Sarmiento was transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. His passenger, Kevin Guerro, also from Lester, was taken to Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids.

The Sheriff’s Office reports the vehicle is registered to Ervin Alas, formerly of Lester. They report it received about $5,000 in damages.

Also responding to the scene of the accident was the Lester Rescue crew, and Lester Fire Department.

Sarmiento was cited on a charge of failure to have a valid license.

Matlock Man Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges

Matlock, Iowa — A Matlock man is behind bars, facing two counts of sexual abuse.
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According to court records, Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30-year-old Daren Thomas Leikvold of Matlock at his home on a warrant on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Court records indicate that Leikvold is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old on two separate occasions. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in October of last year, and in January of this year.

Jail records say that Leikvold remains in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City in lieu of a $10,000 cash or surety bond. A no-contact order was requested.

Two Vehicle Accident Near Maurice

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookMaurice, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near Maurice on Monday, April 11th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:56 pm on Monday, 26-year-old Jesse Dalton of Cherokee was driving a 1980 Oldsmobile 98 westbound on Highway 10, three miles north of Maurice. Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Luken of Le Mars was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Highway 75. According to the report, Dalton failed to yield from the stop sign at Highway 75 and struck Luken in the intersection.

The Oldsmobile received $2000 damage; the Silverado received $1500 damage.

No injuries were reported.