Man arrested after high-speed chase through Nebraska, Sioux City

2011-08-05T12:51:00Z 2011-08-05T14:22:46Z Man arrested after high-speed chase through Nebraska, Sioux City Sioux City Journal
August 05, 2011 12:51 pm

SIOUX CITY - A man is in custody after a high-speed chase the ended in a quiet Morningside cul-de-sac.

The pursuit, which involved four law enforcement agencies and spanned about 20 miles, however, didn't begin that way.

Sgt. Terry Ivener with the Sioux City Police Department said that a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer located a maroon Dodge Caravan with Nebraska license plates that was reported stolen from Macy, Neb., near Winnebago. South Sioux City police and Dakota County Sheriff's deputies joined in the chase, that Ivener said reached high speeds.

Sioux City police officers became involved near Southern Hills Mall.

In Morningside the suspect ran into a Dakota County Sheriff's vehicle. Deputies shot at the suspect's van, according to Iverner, but he was not injured.

A bullet hole was visible over the rear passenger side tire of the van. The driver's side of the vehicle was smashed in. All but two of the windows were broken out.

"I don't know how that occured," Ivener said of the damage. "It could have been the acccident itself."

The man, who Ivener described as being in his early 20s, stopped at the corner of S. Saint Aubin and Grace Court after running out of road. He surrendered without incident after officers with guns drawn, ordered him out of the vehicle.

The suspect sat with his head down in the back of a Sioux City police cruiser as officers talked and took notes at the quiet intersection before being transported to the Woodbury County Jail.

Curt Labrune, who lives in the red house where the van stopped, watched from his front lawn as the vehicle was towed away.

"Pretty exiciting day off," said Labrune, who was leaving JC Penny and followed the chase to his doorstep. "I never thought it would stop on my street."

Check back soon for photos and video of the incident.

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