Sioux County Sheriff

Trespassing complaint leads to arrest – March 6

On Friday, March 6, at 3:22 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Ellis, age 42, of Alton, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a trespassing complaint that occurred at a rural residence north of Alton where Ellis entered onto the property without permission, walked around the residence without permission and tampered with the residence windows. When officers attempted to arrest Ellis, he resisted and caused minor injury to one of the officers.

Ellis was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged for criminal trespassing and interference with official acts causing bodily injury.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department.