ORANGE CITY—One of two people facing weapons-related charges following a June incident in Rock Valley has had her charge dismissed.
However, 28-year-old Kimberly Nicole Walker Hayes of Sioux City pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine in Sioux County District Court in Orange City as part of a plea agreement.
On Sunday, June 27, the Rock Valley Police Department reported it was dispatched at 1:45 a.m. to 1215 14th St. Lot 3 for a disturbance involving a gun.
According to documents filed in Sioux County District Court, Walker Hayes and 27-year-old Carter Francis Brinkerhoff of Sioux City had driven to the scene in a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban and got involved in a dispute with another male over a 2005 Cadillac STS.
During the altercation, Brinkerhoff exited the passenger side of the Suburban and retrieved a loaded .223-caliber rifle from their vehicle and pointed it at the other male, demanding he hand over the keys to the Cadillac.
The other male gave Brinkerhoff the keys to the Cadillac.
Meanwhile, the other male’s family had called 911 and reported the crime.
Officers arrived on scene and stopped the Cadillac fleeing the area.
Walker Hayes, the driver, was arrested and transported to the Sioux County Jail in Orange City. A glass pipe used for inhaling controlled substances was visible in Walker Hayes’ purse in the rear seat of the Cadillac.
Brinkerhoff had left the scene in Suburban, but later abandoned the vehicle and fled the area on foot as officers were stopping the first vehicle.
Police located the loaded .223 rifle in the abandoned Suburban. There also was more ammunition in the vehicle.
Officers located Brinkerhoff about 7:30 a.m. in the Hegg Health Center administrative building parking lot in Rock Valley and he was taken into custody.
Search warrants were secured for the two vehicles and methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in them.
Walker Hayes was charged dominion/control of a firearm/offensive weapon by felon, second-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license and driving while her license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked.
Following her plea to first-offense possession of meth, the other charges were dropped.
Walker Hayes was sentenced on Sept. 3 to two days in jail and ordered to pay a fine of $430, a surcharge of $64.50 and court-related costs of $100.
Brinkerhoff was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon with intent to injure or provoke fear, going armed with intent, dominion/control of a firearm/offensive weapon by felon and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
Brinkerhoff posted bond on July 9 but failed to appear for his arraignment on July 19 and a warrant was issued for his arrest on July 20.