Hospers Stand-Off

Hospers Stand-Off


Hospers, IA (KICD) — Two from Hospers are arrested after a standoff.
  On Saturday, the Sioux County Sheriffs Office arrested 45-year old Douglas Bobzien and 45-year old Sherri Whelan, Bobzien, was wanted out of Dickinson County on a warrant for forgery, and had been eluding apprehension.  Deputies spotted Bobzien and Whelan outside his residence, 3 miles west of Hospers. When they confronted Bobzien, he ran inside the residence and a stand-off with law enforcement officials began. Whelan surrendered immediately.
Officers attempted repeatedly to persuade Bobzien into surrendering. He eventually walked out of his residence and surrendered. He was arrested without incident.  It was determined Bobzien and eluded arrest several times, with the help of Whelan.
Upon his arrest, Bobzien was also charged with interference with official acts. Whelan was charged with accessory after the
fact for harboring, aiding and abetting a felon to evade arrest.

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