SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City teenager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to a string of burglaries from businesses.
DreShawn Stewart, 15, entered his written plea in Woodbury County District Court to four counts of third-degree burglaries, three counts each of second-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.
According to court documents, Stewart and other juveniles broke into the Sprint store, 4115 Gordon Drive; Urban Casual, 3241 Gordon Drive; and Younkers, 4380 Sergeant Road. The suspects took iPhones and several other items. The burglaries occurred on Sept. 30 and Oct. 17.
Stewart also is accused of attempting to break into AT&T, 2935 Hamilton Blvd., on Oct. 19 with an axe, causing more than $1,000 in damage to the store.
Stewart's attorney, Laury Lau, has filed a motion to have his case transferred to juvenile court.