Sioux County Sheriff

Disturbance between employees leads to arrest – April 30

On Friday, April 30, at 4:44 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leyma Ortega-Morales, age 39, of Sioux City, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a report of a disturbance that occurred at the Perdue Premium Meat Company, 4241 Highway 75, two miles south of Sioux Center, IA.

Upon further investigation, Ortega Morales assaulted another female victim. Both Ortega-Morales and the victim were contracted employees of QSI.

Ortega-Morales was transported to the Sioux County Jail and charged with assault.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department.