Traffic stop in Sioux Center leads to arrest on several charges – May 5

On Sunday, May 5, at 7:58 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Hernandez-Ortiz, age 25, of Sioux Center, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred in Sioux Center.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that Hernandez-Ortiz’ driving privilege was Revoked. Hernandez-Ortiz is also a registered sex offender and is required to register any vehicle that he operates; it was determined that Hernandez-Ortiz had failed to register the vehicle he was operating at the time of the stop.

Hernandez-Ortiz was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with sex offender registry violation, driving a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license and operating without ignition interlock.