SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to an armed carjacking.
John Murry, 42, entered his written plea Friday in Woodbury County District Court to one count of first-degree robbery. His trial was set for April 30.
According to court documents, Murry and a second man approached the driver of a Honda minivan at about 8:20 a.m. Feb. 11 near 13th and Jackson streets. Murry displayed a knife and motioned toward the driver, telling him to leave. The driver fled, and Murry and the other man drove away in the minivan, court documents said.
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Police later located Murry driving the stolen vehicle and arrested him. He was in possession of a folding knife and black ski mask-type hat that the victim had described, court documents said.
Murry also pleaded guilty last week to fourth-degree criminal mischief in a separate case in which he is accused of trying to pry open the money compartment of a washing machine at the Dean Apartments, 1716 Nebraska St., on Jan. 31.
Murry also faces a theft charge for damaging and removing three security cameras from the Sioux Apartments, 217 19th St., on Oct. 25.