SIOUX CITY POLICE NEEDED ONLY NINE HOURS TO MAKE AN ARREST IN MONDAY'S ROBBERY OF THE MID-TOWN BRANCH OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
LT. MARK KIRKPATRICK SAYS THE SUSPECT, 53 YEAR OLD STEPHAN HALL, WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ABOUT 10 O'CLOCK MONDAY NIGHT AT THE DEAN APARTMENTS LOCATED AT 1716 NEBRASKA.
HALL, A TRANSIENT, WAS ARRESTED JUST TWO BLOCKS FROM THE CRIME SCENE. LT. KIRKPATRICK SAYS NUMEROUS TIPS FROM THE PUBLIC AFTER BANK SECURITY PHOTOS WERE RELEASED TO LOCAL MEDIA LED TO THE QUICK ARREST:
HALL IS BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. HE'S BEING REPRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE.
A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN THE CASE IS SET FOR FEBRUARY 24TH.
A Le Mars Police officer has entered the race for Plymouth County Sheriff. Jay King, a 34 year veteran of law enforcement has submitted his name as a Republican candidate for sheriff.
King started his career as a patrol officer with the Remsen Police Department in 1978. Ten years later, he joined the Le Mars Police Department.
His goal as Plymouth County Sheriff would be to lead the department into a pro-active future by promoting Community Policing concepts and becoming more involved in the crime/drug abuse prevention education for Plymouth County citizens.
King will challenge incumbent Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo in the June 5th Republican primary.