A Sioux City man was arrested Monday for allegedly breaking into someone’s home with an ax alongside other charges.
Dominic Southivong, 26, of Sioux City, has been charged with the felonies of second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree burglary. He was also charged with aggravated assault and operating a vehicle without the operator’s consent, and fifth-degree criminal mischief.
Southivong is said to have used an ax to do damage to walls to break into a house on the 3500 block of Parkview Boulevard, according to court documents. The resident was told about Southivong being in their place and then contacted police.
Officers tried to make him come to the door. After refusing multiple times, officers reportedly found him hiding under blankets and clothing on a shelf in the basement.
Damage to the wall is estimated to be worth more than $1,000.
Court documents said that Southibong also assaulted the resident around 7:30 p.m. on September 19. He is said to have slapped the victim before forcing them to the floor.
He then reportedly grabbed a baseball bat and swung it in the victim’s direction, saying, “here batter, batter”. When leaving, he shattered the windshield of the victim’s vehicle by throwing a beer bottle.
Southivong is also said to have taken a pickup from a different residence on the 3500 block of Parkview Boulevard in the early morning hours on September 19. Court documents say he admitted to taking the vehicle, having known who the owner was.
Southivong is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a bond of $30,000.