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SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER TRAFFIC STOP WITH SHOTS FIRED (Update)

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A SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY FACING CHARGES INCLUDING ATTEMPTED MURDER FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP ON HIGHWAY 75 ON SIOUX CITY’S EASTSIDE THURSDAY MORNING.

TROOPER JOHN FARLEY SAYS THE INCIDENT BEGAN AROUND 10AM WHEN AN IOWA STATE TROOPER PULLED OVER A VEHICLE AT LINCOLN WAY AND SOUTH LEWIS BOULEVARD NEAR THE CITY’S WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT:

OC…………TEMPORARILY INCAPACITATED. ;26

BUT THE ARMED SUSPECT, 27-YEAR-OLD ANTHONY WALLS OF OMAHA, RECOVERED AND THEN FLED ON FOOT, FIRING TWO SHOTS AT THE TROOPER, WHO WAS NOT INJURED:

OC………CONTINUED TO FLEE. :14

SIOUX CITY POLICE AND OTHER AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MEMBERS SET UP A PERIMETER IN THE SOUTH RAVINE PARK AREA AND BEGAN A MANHUNT FOR WALLS.

SIOUX CITY POLICE CHIEF REX MUELLER SOON SPOTTED THE SUSPECT IN THAT AREA:

OC…………..DID SO SAFELY. :14

THE SUSPECT WAS CAPTURED WITHIN A HALF HOUR AFTER THE SEARCH BEGAN AND CHIEF MUELLER CREDITS THE FAST RESPONSE OF AUTHORITIES FOR THE SUCCESSFUL ARREST:

OC……..VERY EFFECTIVELY. :24

TROOPER FARLEY SAYS WALLS WAS WANTED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT OF A PREGNANT WOMAN.

BOTH WALLS AND THE DRIVER WERE TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING AND FARLEY SAID HE EXPECTED WALLS TO BE CHARGED WITH SEVERAL COUNTS INCLUDING ATTEMPTED MURDER.

Updated 2:33 pm 12/26/19

Updated 3:13 pm to reflect correction by State Patrol that the Trooper did not return fire as they earlier stated.

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TWO SUSPECTS ARE IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP THAT LED TO A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED IN MORNINGSIDE THIS MORNING.

THE INCIDENT BEGAN WHEN AN IOWA STATE TROOPER STOPPED A VEHICLE AT LINCOLN WAY AND SOUTH LEWIS BOULEVARD AROUND 10AM.

AT LEAST ONE SHOT WAS REPORTEDLY FIRED AND AN ARMED SUSPECT RAN OFF INTO THE SOUTH RAVINE PARK AREA.

SEVERAL OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND A MANHUNT BEGAN LEADING TO THE CAPTURE OF THE SUSPECT WITHIN SEVERAL MINUTES.

THAT SUSPECT AND THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WERE TAKEN TO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL.

WE’LL HAVE MORE DETAILS LATER TODAY.

PHOTOS COURTESY KMEG/KPTH