Sioux County Sheriff’s Reports

Posted November 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

A man wanted in several states turned himself in to Sioux County authorities.

On Nov. 23, at 11:16 a.m., Shannon Mennon, 38, told Sioux County authorities he had been living in numerous areas of Northwest Iowa, using different identities for several years. He advised the dispatcher he was wanted in several states on felony warrants and wanted to turn himself in. He informed the dispatcher he was in a car located two miles southwest of Matlock, at the Matlock Cemetery.

When officers arrived, they became suspicious of the situation and the Plymouth-Sioux Special Response Team was called to assist.

At 2:30 p.m., Mennon was taken into custody by the team, without incident. It was determined he may have taken an overdose of medication; consequently, he was transported to the Sheldon hospital by the Boyden ambulance, under the escort of Sioux County Sheriff’s deputies. Mennon was later transferred from the Sheldon hospital to the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Once he was released, he was held at the Sioux County Jail pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by Ohio for theft. There were also warrants issued for Mennon in New Mexico and Missouri.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Plymouth-Sioux Special Response Team, Iowa State Patrol and the Boyden Ambulance squad.

In other incidents:

On Nov. 23, at 11:00 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a theft occurred in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City.

Upon further investigation it was determined that an inmate of the jail, Brittany Rich, age 24, of Richmond, Texas, used $90 of another inmate’s phone card without permission.

Rich was charged with Fifth Degree Theft a simple misdemeanor.

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