SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City teenager has pleaded not guilty to participating in an armed robbery.

Elijah Dean, 16, entered his written plea Tuesday in Woodbury County District Court to one count of first-degree robbery.

According to court documents, Dean and two accomplices entered a home in the 2300 block of Leech Avenue at about 11:35 p.m. Friday and forced two people to the floor at gunpoint. The three ransacked the house and took a cellphone, approximately half a pound of marijuana and a .40-caliber rifle, court documents said.

Dean's attorney, public defender Jennifer Solberg, has filed a motion to have his case moved to juvenile court.

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