Teens arrested in connection with Salem pursuitPair caught in Sioux City after SD trooper reported gun play.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
SALEM — Two juveniles are in custody following a high-speed pursuit Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa, after allegedly leading law enforcement in South Dakota on another chase Saturday.
The two juveniles are currently in custody in Sioux City, according to a news release issued Sunday by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office.
The search for the two juveniles began following a high-speed pursuit shortly after midnight on Saturday on Highway 81 south of Salem.
That incident started when a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a van that was exceeding the speed limit. The driver of the van refused to stop and a chase ensued.
During the pursuit, the van made a U-turn and headed back toward the trooper’s vehicle. The trooper saw what he believed to be a gun in the passenger’s hand and heard a shot, but it is unknown if the shot was fired intentionally or directed at the trooper.
The van left Highway 81 and turned east on a gravel road, where the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle into the north ditch. When law enforcement approached the van, it was empty.
Authorities described the two suspects involved as white males.
On Sunday, the release says, Sioux City law enforcement was alerted to a stolen vehicle in their city. Once the vehicle was located, a pursuit began. It ended with a crash and the two juveniles being taken into custody without incident.
Agencies who assisted in this apprehension were the Iowa State Patrol, Sioux City Police Department and the Sergeant Bluff Police Department.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the incident that occurred in South Dakota.