On Wednesday, November 27, at 5:15 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a domestic disturbance that occurred at a home on Chestnut Street in Hull. The Sheriff’s Office reports that while the deputy was conducting his investigation, 34-year-old Florencio Ortigoza-Victoriano of Hull, tried to flee from the home. When the deputy attempted to apprehend Ortigoza-Victoriano he is alleged to have resisted and struggled with the officer. The Sheriff’s Office reports that Ortigoza-Victoriano tried to remove the deputy’s firearm from its holster but was unable to do so. Several responding officers arrived on scene and assisted the deputy in apprehending Ortigoza-Victoriano.
Ortigoza-Victoriano was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Hull Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.
He was released a short time later and arrested on charges of domestic assault, interference with official acts, assault on a peace officer and attempting to disarm a peace officer.
The deputy sustained minor injuries in the incident; he sought medical attention at the Orange City Hospital where he was treated and released.
The case remains under investigation.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department, Rock Valley Police Department, and the Hull Ambulance crew.