Andrew Orellana, 32, entered his not guilty plea to charges of first-degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, both Class II felonies, on Tuesday in Dakota County District Court.
According to court documents, the stabbing victim was walking to a liquor store on the afternoon of Aug. 20 when a man driving a gold SUV stopped him in the 1300 block of First Avenue. The driver exchanged words with the victim about being in a gang.
Police say Orellana then got out of the passenger side of the vehicle brandishing a knife. He allegedly chased the victim around a corner and stabbed him multiple times.
The victim was taken by private vehicle to a Sioux City hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Orellana fled the scene in the SUV. Police later identified him from video surveillance footage obtained from Prestige Liquor Store.
Orellana is being held at the Dakota County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial conference on Nov. 22.