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JURY SEATED IN MELVIN SPENCER TRIAL (UPDATE)

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UPDATE 3:40 PM 8/23/17

A WOODBURY COUNTY JURY HAS BEEN SEATED FOR THE TRIAL OF A SIOUX CITY MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AT A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY.

MELVIN SPENCER HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE CASE.

COURT DOCUMENTS STATE SPENCER WAS THE DRIVER DURING A FEBRUARY PURSUIT THAT ENDED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SIOUX CITY NEAR THE POLICE TRAINING CENTER WHEN HIS VEHICLE BECAME STUCK.

SPENCER ALLEGEDLY INITIATED GUNFIRE WITH WOODBURY COUNTY DEPUTY MICHAEL LENZ AND THEN FLED ON FOOT.
HE WAS CAPTURED THREE HOURS LATER.

A MALE PASSENGER IN SPENCER’S VEHICLE WAS WOUNDED.

OPENING STATEMENTS IN THE CASE TAKE PLACE AT 9AM THURSDAY MORNING IN WOODBURY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.

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JURY SELECTION IS UNDERWAY IN WOODBURY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT IN THE TRIAL OF A SUSPECT CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AT A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY.

MELVIN SPENCER HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE CASE.

COURT DOCUMENTS STATE SPENCER WAS THE DRIVER DURING A FEBRUARY PURSUIT THAT ENDED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SIOUX CITY NEAR THE POLICE TRAINING CENTER WHEN HIS VEHICLE BECAME STUCK.

SPENCER ALLEGEDLY INITIATED GUNFIRE WITH WOODBURY COUNTY DEPUTY MICHAEL LENZ AND THEN FLED ON FOOT.

HE WAS CAPTURED THREE HOURS LATER.

A MALE PASSENGER IN SPENCER’S VEHICLE WAS WOUNDED.