SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to numerous felonies committed during several August incidents.
Eric Bishop, 37, entered his written plea Friday in Woodbury County District Court to three counts each of first-degree burglary, willful injury and second-degree criminal mischief and single counts of second-degree theft, fourth-degree criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance -- third violation. Seven of the charges carry a habitual offender enhancement because of previous felony convictions. The enhancement increases the prison sentence for those charges to 15 years.
Bishop is charged with an Aug. 2 assault of a woman in the 400 block of West Fourth Street. He is accused of an Aug. 5 altercation at a home in the 1500 block of South Rustin Street in which he stabbed a man in the chest with a sword, causing the man to have surgery.
Bishop and Nadeen Meyer-Dible, 43, are accused of breaking into a Moville, Iowa, home on Aug. 13 and assaulting a woman and striking a man in the head with a hammer.
On Aug. 15, court documents said, Bishop forced his way into a home in the 2400 block of Nebraska Street and assaulted a man inside.
Bishop is also accused of burglarizing South Sioux City's Animal Control site on Aug. 18 and taking several items, including a truck. Sioux City police officers later spotted the stolen truck and began following it, and Bishop drove it through numerous yards starting in the 1500 block of 23rd Street before crashing into a parked vehicle and a telephone pole, court documents said. After a short foot pursuit, Bishop was taken into custody and found to be in possession of methamphetamine.