Man charged with firing gun at sales persons

Posted September 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

A Hawarden man faces charges after firing a weapon at three door-to-door sales people at 4876 Buchanan Avenue, four miles south of town.

Authorities said that witnesses reported that Samuel Harrison, age 50, discharged several shotgun rounds toward the salespersons, who were working in the area selling vacuum cleaners at about 3:27 p.m. Sept. 7. Harrison resides at the Buchanan Avenue residence. After the shots were fired the salespersons left the area and called 911.

“He (Harrison) fired off rounds in the general area over them. He was later stopped by the Hawarden Police Department,” said Sioux County Sheriff Captain Jamison Van Vorst.

After firing the weapon Harrison drove away in his vehicle. Harrison was stopped on Buchanan Avenue by the Hawarden Police Department at 3:27 p.m. He was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office and charged with assault, going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. The Hawarden Police Department charged Harrison with Second Offense Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated.

“We’re always happy when it turns out the bad guy is caught and there are no injuries,” said Hawarden Police Chief Mike DeBruin.

Harrison had an OWI arrest by Hawarden police about two years ago said DeBruin.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Hawarden Police Department, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol.

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