Hospers man arrested after police execute search warrant, find AR-15 hidden inside wall

Local News

Robert Hansen. Photo courtesy of the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

HOSPERS, Iowa (KCAU) — A Hospers man was arrested after he unlawfully possessed a AR-15, which was hidden inside a wall at his home.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, on February 2, at 11:41 a.m., Robert Hansen, 42, of Hospers, was arrested.

The arrest stemmed from a search warrant that was conducted at Hansen’s residence, 203 Cedar Street, in Hospers after deputies received information that a firearm was being kept at the residence. Hansen is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered an AR-15 rifle that was hidden beneath sheetrock in a wall inside of Hansen’s home.

The case is also the result of an ongoing investigation that began in February, 2019, where Hansen became a suspect in possessing five pounds of methamphetamine that was discovered during a search warrant of a former Orange City business, Orange City Seamless Gutters.

Hansen was charged with felon in possession of a firearm and drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance with intent of distributing.

The case remains under investigation.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News

More Local News

Trending Stories