HINTON, Iowa -- Authorities in Plymouth County and Sioux City are investigating the assault of a woman who was found alongside a rural Plymouth County road.
At 4:16 p.m. Monday, a passing motorist called the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office to report a woman near the intersection of County Road C-60 and Granite Avenue approximately six miles west of Hinton.
Lawrence Canady now faces two counts of felon in possession of a firearm. He had been arrested Sept. 5 on charges of driving without a valid license, operating without owner's consent and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Andrew Orellana, who has a lengthy criminal history including convictions for theft, assault, burglary and drug possession, admitted to selling a quarter pound of meth for $3,200.
The homeowner said he was inside the home when his wife alerted him to something strange going on outside. A number of items, including equipment and a 1977 Corvette that the owner had been trying to repair for some years, were either seriously damaged or destroyed.
Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said Wednesday that he finds the allegations against deputy 48-year-old Robert Amos "extremely concerning" and that he has placed him on paid leave pending an internal investigation.