Two arrested following disturbance at Hawarden Hospital – June 17

On Monday, June 17, at 2:46 a.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Saye Paye, age 25, of Sioux Falls, SD, and Katie Saldana, age 20, of Alcester, SD.

The arrests stemmed from a 9-1-1 report where arguing and then fighting could be heard in the background at the Hawarden Hospital. When deputies arrived, they discovered Paye and Saldana were fighting over their child’s car seat in the parking lot. Further investigation revealed Saldana was holding a three month-old child in her arms when the fight began. A nurse was able to safely remove the child from Saldana’s arms during the disturbance.

No injuries were reported.

Saldana and Paye were transported to the Sioux County Jail where they were d charged with child endangerment and disorderly conduct. They were booked into the Sioux County Jail.