Plymouth County Sheriff’s Reports

Posted January 22, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Three arrested in separate incidents in January.

A Merrill man faces charges from two recent incidents within 24 hours of each other.

John Andrew Emmons, age 42, of Merrill, was charged by Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office with assault on an Emergency Medical Technician, an aggravated misdemeanor and assault of a peace officer, an aggravated misdemeanor, following a Jan. 10 incident.

According to Plymouth County Sheriff’s reports, Merrill and Le Mars Ambulance were dispatched to 22843 Hedge Avenue, in rural Merrill, Jan. 10, for an intoxicated male individual. Due to the nature of the call, a Merrill police officer and Plymouth County deputies responded to the scene.

When the Merrill police and an EMT arriveed on the scene, the male subject became agitated and assaulted the EMT by punching him in the face causing minor injury, according to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s report. Emmons was at that time taken into custody.

When deputies arrived and began to investigate and determine if the subject needed any medical care, Emmons had calmed down and became responsive. At one point, one handcuff was removed to assist in the investigation. Once this happened, Emmons assaulted the Plymouth County eeputy by striking him in the face causing minor injuries. Emmons was transported to the Plymouth County Jail in Le Mars. Neither victim required treatment away from the scene.

On Jan. 11, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Emmons for Driving While License Revoked in Iowa. Emmons was driving a vehicle and deputies had knowledge that his license was revoked in Iowa. Emmons was transported to Plymouth Count Jail and held to see a judge.

On Jan. 17, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Emmons for probation violation. He was transported to Plymouth County Jail in Le Mars and held until he could appear before a judge.

• Jan. 17, Todd Michaael Kapler, age 50, of Sioux City, turned himself in at the Plymouth County Jail on warrant for Operating While Intoxicated — second offense and carrying weapons. Kappler was released on a $4,000 unsecured appearance bond.

• Jan. 17: David William Zamora-Torres, age 21, of Sioux City, was arrested at the Dakota County Jail in Dakota City, Neb., and transported to the Plymouth County Jail on a warrant for probation violation on an original charge of aid and abet burglary in the first degree. Bond is set at $25,000 cash or surety.

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