Report of Possible Impaired Driver Leads to Arrests in Hawarden

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sioux City man after receiving a report of a possible impaired driver leaving Ireton Wednesday afternoon. 

Deputies located the vehicle 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, and while being placed under arrest, he attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended a short distance from the location.

During the investigation, a passenger in the vehicle, 26-year-old Heriberto Armenta-Robles of Hawarden, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and a firearm; the investigation revealed Armenta-Robles was also a felon.

Deputies took 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 brought 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.

This case was a joint investigation between the sheriff’s office and the Hawarden Police Department. The case remains under investigation with the possibility of additional criminal charges.