2 cited in stabbing case

Posted August 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Two people were arrested by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office in regards to an investigation of a stabbing incident that occurred about five miles southwest of Rock Valley.

A warrant was issued Aug. 15 and information sought for a third individual Alonzo Leanos. Any information regarding his whereabouts may be sent to Sioux County Sheriff’s Office in Orange City, 712-737-2280, or via the Text-A-Tip Program. Leanos is described as 22-years-old, 6-feet, 220-pounds. His last known whereabouts is rural Rock Valley.

The stabbing was first reported to the Sioux County 911 center at 8:57 p.m., Aug. 13, authorities said. A caller on 911 advised Sioux County dispatchers that he was bringing the stabbing victim, a 21-year-old from Orange City, in to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley by vehicle. An officer from the Iowa State Patrol stopped the vehicle on the west edge of Rock Valley. The Rock Valley Ambulance responded to this location and transported an Orange City resident, age 21, to Hegg.

At 11 p.m., Aug. 13, two people were arrested by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office as material witnesses in connection with the stabbing, Isidro Topete-Topete, age 19, from Orange City; and Tony Chavez, age 19, from Orange City. The two were later also charged with riot,

On Aug. 14, at 11:31 a.m., Sioux County Sheriff’s officers attempted to stop a vehicle about six miles southwest of Rock Valley in connection with this investigation. The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, stopped on the roadway and ran into a cornfield. Officers pursued on foot but were unable to locate him. Additional officers from the Rock Valley Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol assisted with the search. The sheriff’s office canine unit and a heat seeking airplane from the State Patrol were also used with no success.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office describes the driver as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a small trimmed beard.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and the Rock Valley Ambulance.

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