Wanted Storm Lake Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

A wanted man was arrested in Storm Lake on several charges over the weekend.

According to the Storm Lake Police Department, 26-year-old Garhoth Dak of Storm Lake was located around 3:50 Sunday afternoon seated in a vehicle in the driveway to the residence at 709 Walnut Street. An officer attempted to make contact with Dak when he fled into the residence. Police secured a perimeter around the residence.

Almost two hours later, a caller reported a fire at a Storm Lake apartment complex to the Buena Vista County Communications Center. The caller’s phone number was reportedly associated with Dak, and officer’s determined that Dak made the phone call. There was no evidence of a fire. Soon after, police obtained a search warrant, and Dak exited from the backyard of an adjacent residence. He surrendered and was taken into custody.

Dak was booked into the BV County Jail and held without bond. He was booked on BV County warrants charging him with Operating a Vehicle Without Owners Content and Driving While Barred, both aggravated misdemeanors. Those BV warrants stemmed from a pursuit in the early morning hours of July 8th west of Storm Lake that reached speeds of over 108 miles-per-hour.

Dak was also booked on BV County warrants on simple misdemeanor charges of Rabies Vaccination Violation and Keeping a Vicious Animal. Those warrants stemmed from an incident on June 16th in which a dog owned by Dak ran off the property at 709 Walnut Street and bit a young child at an adjacent property, which caused serious injuries.

Dak was also booked on Cherokee County warrants including Failure to Appear Reference Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense, a class D felony…misdemeanor charges of 2nd Offense Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana and Driving While Barred…and Parole Violation.

Dak was also charged by Storm Lake Police in connection with the Sunday incident with Trespassing, False Reports to 911, and Interference With Official Acts, all simple misdemeanors.