Police think the suspect in a Sioux City robbery Monday is the same man who tried to run down a cop in Nebraska early today. On Monday night just after ten P.M., a man robbed a southside Sioux City Wal-Mart store, and left with what police called a "substantial" amount of cash. Witnesses told officers they saw the man take off in a vehicle which was later found in nearby Sergeant Bluff.
Lance Webster, the chief of police in Wayne, Nebraska, says about 2:30 this morning his department was called to an alarm in the town forty miles southwest of Sioux City. A local police officer responded to a burglary in progress at a gas station, where he found the suspect still there. The man ran out the rear of the building and got into a car. Though the cop told him to stop, the suspect tried to run him over, and the officer had to jump to the side and roll away to keep from being hit, according to the chief.
Police later recovered that vehicle "and because of that we were able to identify a possible suspect," the chief says , 22-year-old Randy Allen Floyd from Texas, who’s been convicted several times and is currently wanted on felony warrants from Texas. Chief Webster says they’re searching for the suspect, who’s six-feet-two and about 195 pounds with blonde hair.
They think he may have traveling companions. He may be accompanied by his wife, 22-year-old Nikita Floyd and the chief says they’re traveling with a baby and a five-year-old boy. He says they may be in a stolen green 1993 Ford Explorer with Nebraska license plate 27-D-671.
That SUV was stolen about eleven o’clock this morning in the northeast Nebraska town, and will be recognizable because the rocker-panel molding on the right side is missing. The Nebraska State Patrol warns that anybody who spots the vehicle or the suspect should report it but consider the man to be dangerous.