LE MARS, Iowa | A Sioux City man who shot at two cyclists has been placed on probation and must serve a 90-day jail sentence.
Terry Lee Oliver Jr., 23, pleaded guilty in Plymouth County District Court to two counts of misdemeanor assault with a firearm and operating while intoxicated. A felony charge of going armed with intent was dismissed under terms of a plea agreement.
District Judge Jeffrey Neary suspended a four-year prison sentence and placed Oliver on probation for two years on the firearm charges. On the drunken-driving charge, Neary sentenced Oliver to one year in jail. Once Oliver has served 90 days of the sentence, the remainder will be suspended. Oliver was granted work release. He must also pay more than $1,000 in fines.
On Aug. 5, Oliver fired several rounds at two cyclists as he drove past them on Iowa Highway 12 north of Stone State Park about 7:30 a.m. The cyclists were not injured.
Oliver was later arrested in a wooded area near the Big Sioux River, and a .45-caliber handgun was found between the highway and the river.