April 18, 2014

Sioux City men charged with shooting at bicyclists

Two Sioux City men were arrested after allegedly firing a gun at two bicyclists. Authorities received a call Sunday morning from Tony Pierce and John Pecaut, both of rural Sioux City. They said they were riding bicycles on Highway 12 in rural Plymouth County, when a red Explorer approached them, presented a firearm and discharged several rounds at them.

The two took cover in the ditch and called 911. Police officers found the Explorer about four miles north of where the shots were fired. Upon arrival, 22-year-old Terry Lee Oliver Junior and 20-year-old Cesar Teodoro Gonzalez, both of Sioux City, fled the vehicle and ran into a wooded area along the Big Sioux River.

Once the men were apprehended, Oliver was charged with attempted murder, while Gonzalez is being held on a material witness warrant. Both are being held in the Plymouth County Jail. No one was injured in the incident. The weapon was found in a wooded area by a Woodbury County canine.

By Josie Cooper, KSCJ, Sioux City