Disturbance Leads to Arrest of Two People in Rock Valley

June 30, 2021 4:10pm

Rock Valley Police

On June 27, at 01:45 a.m., the Rock Valley Police Department was dispatched to 1215 14th St. #3 for a disturbance involving a gun. Officers arrived on scene and stopped a 2005 Cadillac fleeing the area. Officers subsequently arrested the driver, 28-year-old Kimberly Walker Hayes and transported her to the Sioux County Jail. Kimberly Walker Hayes was charged with Driving with a Suspended License-simple misdemeanor, No Driver’s License-simple misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-simple misdemeanor, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Offense-an aggravated misdemeanor, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm-a class D felony.

During the investigation officers learned that a second suspect vehicle, (2005 Chevrolet Suburban) had also been involved and the driver had pointed a rifle at the victims during an argument. The driver had abandoned the vehicle and fled the area on foot as officers were stopping the first vehicle. Officers located a loaded .223 rifle that was used during the argument still with the abandoned vehicle. The driver was later identified as 27-year-old Carter Francis Brinkerhoff of Sioux City, Iowa.

Officers located Carter Brinkerhoff several hours after the initial traffic stop in the Hegg Administrative Building parking lot and took him into custody without incident. Carter Brinkerhoff was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm-a class D felony, Going Armed with Intent-a class D felony, Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon-a class C felony, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm-a class D felony.

Rock Valley K-9 “Gus” was deployed and alerted to the presence of odor of controlled substances in both suspects’ vehicles. The vehicles were towed to the Rock Valley Police Department where search warrants were secured for the vehicles. A search of the vehicles revealed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The Rock Valley Police Department was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.