Standoff in Sioux County, IA leads to two arrests - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Standoff in Sioux County, IA leads to two arrests

Posted:

Two people are in custody after standoff with Sioux County authorities, Saturday.

The Sheriff's Department says the arrests stem from a 2005 crime in Dickinson County.

Since then, authorities have been looking for 46-year-old Douglas Bobzien on an outstanding warrant for forgery.

After eluding law enforcement several times, he was spotted outside his Hospers, Iowa home at 4090 400th Street.

They say he ran inside his home and a standoff ensued.  Bobzien eventually surrendered.  He was charged with interference with official acts.

His girlfriend, 45-year-old Sherri Whelan was also taken into custody for helping Bobzien avoid being arrested.

She's charged with being an accessory after the fact, and harboring, aiding, and abetting a felon to evade arrest.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.