A Hawarden Iowa man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for crimes dating back to October, 2015.
On Monday, April 25, 2016 Sioux County Attorney Thomas G. Kunstle announced that Jeremy James Langley, 30, Of Hawarden, was sentenced on the charges of, burglary, theft, and possession with intent to deliver. Langley was simultaneously sentenced on Plymouth County theft and drug charges.
The case originated on October 19, 2015, when police responded to a Hawarden 911 hang-up call. Officials learned that Langley fled into a field and noticed something 100 yards into a nearby field of tall grass. Authorities approached Langley while he was in the grass wearing a backpack. Police found drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and methamphetamine in the backpack. They also found over $5,000 in a bank bag that they later learned was burglarized on October 16, 2015, from a Sioux Falls Casino.
While charges were pending Langley was arrested again for a Hawarden burglary that happened January 31, 2016, where Langley was found in Le Mars with the property stolen from Hawarden.
Langley was sentenced to an indeterminate 10 year prison term on the possession with intent to deliver, where he must serve a third of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Langley was also given two indeterminate 5 years prison sentences, respectively, on the theft and burglary convictions. All sentences will run concurrently. Langley was also ordered to pay $2,300 in restitution for the burglary.