Sioux County Sheriff

Traffic stop leads to arrest – May 16

On Sunday, May 16, at 12:58 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gary Van Skike, age 64, of Maurice, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Maple Street, in Ireton, IA.

Upon further investigation, the deputy suspected that Van Skike was under the influence of alcohol. While arresting Van Skike, the deputy discovered a concealed firearm on Van Skike.

Van Skike was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and carrying a weapon while intoxicated.