SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man accused of robbery is back in Iowa to face criminal charges.

Dewayne Hendershot, 24, was charged with two counts each of felony first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and one felony count each of second-degree theft, possession of a firearm by a felon and second-degree burglary.

He also faces misdemeanor traffic infractions and vehicle registration violations.

Hendershot is accused of robberies on Dec. and Dec. 15 in Sioux City. He and co-defendant Israel Grimaldo were arrested after crashing into a brick mailbox at G and 13th streets while fleeing police.

Hendershot was sentenced to six months in jail in Nebraska for charges related to the chase. He was brought back to Sioux City last week.

Police say Hendershot and Grimaldo robbed a man of $53 and a set of truck keys inside the man's house on the 2000 block of West Palmer Street on Dec. 15. Hendershot and another man, Dedrick Hunt, are accused of robbing another Sioux City resident in a home on the 4200 block  of Tyler Street on Dec. 2.

Hendershot's next court appearance is Friday.

Hunt was charged with two felony counts each of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His trial is Sept. 2.

Grimaldo remained jailed in Dakota County, Neb., on Monday.

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