Man leads cops on foot chase, shot with Taser
Multiple arrests made after drug gear, gun found
At 6:37 a.m. Sunday a Storm Lake Police Officer saw a man staggering in the 700 block of Otsego Street.
When the officer attempted to make contact with the man, he fled. Police chased the man for nearly three blocks to the 400 block of West Seventh Street where officers caught up to him. He allegedly fought with officers.
Police shot the man with a Taser and then took him to the ground.
Police identified the person as Pedro Delapaz, 27, of Storm Lake. As police officers were dealing with Delapaz, he reportedly spit in the face of one of the officers.
Delapaz was transported to Buena Vista County Regional Medical Center for treatment for exposure to a Taser. Delapaz also had a laceration to his arm which occurred before the foot chase.
Delapaz said he was stabbed by another person at a party at 517 Otsego St. and that he had been threatened with a gun.
Police responded to the Otsego Street address and took two men into custody in connection with the fight at the residence.
According to police, a party had occurred which had been shut down at the residence shortly after midnight on Sunday following complaints by neighbors.
The participants disbanded but during the early morning hours Sunday, several people returned to the residence.
A fight then broke out between three people, Delapaz being one of them. Delapaz reportedly became angry and broke out a window on a garage, causing a laceration to his arm.
He was not stabbed.
A second person involved in the fight threatened to get a gun but police are unsure if a gun was ever displayed.
At 4 p.m. police investigators and officers executed a search warrant on the Otsego Street residence and seized a .243 caliber rifle with ammunition and drug paraphernalia.
Police charged Delapaz with assault on a peace officer, public intoxication, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
He was booked on a $600 bond.
Police arrested Ceslestino Sosa Zomora, 19, of Storm Lake in connection with the fight.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. He was booked on a $600 bond.
Police also arrested Jaime Soria, 21, of Lakeside, at a residence in Lakeside. He was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass in connection with a fight. He was booked into the county jail on a $600 bond.
Also arrested at the Otsego Street address was Alberto Sosa, 22, of Storm Lake.
Sosa allegedly struggled with police but was subdued by officers.
Sosa was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts.
He was booked into the county jail on a $600 bond.
No officers were injured.
The incident remains under investigation.