Hull man arrested after threats, vehicle pursuit, faces several charges – July 6

On July 6, 2024, at 10:10 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Isidro Encarnacion, age 44, of Hull, IA; the arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.

The arrest stemmed from an earlier report of an attempted vehicle theft that occurred at a residence in Hull where Encarnacion, threatened family members with a large knife. Upon arrival, officers observed Encarnacion driving the vehicle described as stolen in the 9-1-1 call. Despite commands to show his hands, he brandished the large knife and fled northbound from the residence, initiating a pursuit that lasted approximately nine miles. During the chase, Encarnacion lost control of the vehicle, struck a culvert, causing over $10,000 in damage to both the culvert and the vehicle; the pursuit concluded when Encarnacion’s vehicle became disabled.

After exiting the vehicle, Encarnacion ignored officers’ commands and advanced aggressively with the knife. Law enforcement safely subdued him using a taser and a Sheldon Police Department K9. Encarnacion smelled strongly of alcohol and admitted to drinking before and during the pursuit.

Encarnacion was transported to Orange City Area Health for treatment of minor injuries. Upon release from medical care, he was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with Operating a motor vehicle While Under the Influence (3rd offense), First degree theft, Domestic Abuse, Child Endangerment, Interference with Official Acts (Dangerous Weapon), Criminal Mischief and Felony Eluding.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Sioux Center Police Department, Rock Valley Police Department and the Sheldon Police Department K-9 Unit.