SHELDON—A 36-year-old rural Sheldon man was arrested Monday, Nov. 11, on charges of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness, false imprisonment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The arrest of William Dustin Perry stemmed from a 911 call at about 11:40 a.m. to 4413 340th St. about five miles southwest of Sheldon, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.
Perry allegedly threw his mother down on the ground and pinned her down, according to court documents.
When his mother was able to get up she went to the bathroom and Perry followed.
Perry then would not allow her to leave the bathroom by blocking her in the bathroom and threatening to hit her with an ashtray.
His mother eventually was able to run out of the house and find someone to call 911, according to court documents.
During the arrest, a pipe used to inhale illegal drugs was found in Perry’s pocket.
A no contact order was issued Nov. 12 against Perry with his mother.
Perry is awaiting trial on three felony charges in Sioux County: one count of second-degree theft as a habitual offender and two counts of third-degree burglary as a habitual offender for incidents that occurred in August. He allegedly burglarized a business near Orange City and a farm building near Hospers.
He has pleaded not guilty to those charges. The trial has been scheduled for March 3.
Perry was arrested on a charge of interference with official acts in Sioux County on Oct. 28 when he had to be Tasered after his mother called authorities stating he “was out of control.”
After posting bond, he was arrested Oct. 29 on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault for another incident the previous day when he allegedly threatened his wife and damaged their Sheldon home. A no contact order also was issued against Perry with his wife.
Editor's note: This article has been updated.