UPDATE: Man arrested, charged in Friday night pursuit

Shoplifter arrested after police pursuit through South Sioux, Sioux City

JULY 7, 2018: We know more tonight about a police chase through two Siouxland states last night that began on Highway 77 in South Sioux City.

The suspect, driving a Chevy pickup, moved eastbound on I-29 at speeds nearing 100 miles per hour before a Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant was able to get in front of the vehicle to slow it down, and a Dakota County Sheriff's Deputy approached from the back.

The driver intentionally rammed the State Patrol cruiser and continued east on I-29 before attempting to exit at Singing Hills.

The suspect lost control of the truck and ended in the median and preceded to ram both law enforcement vehicles again before getting stuck.

42-year-old Larry Johnson II was arrested following the chase and is facing charges in both Iowa and Nebraska that include attempted assault on an officer, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and numerous other charges.

One Dakota County Sheriff's Deputy was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

South Sioux City Police, Nebraska State Patrol, Dakota County Sheriff's Office, and Iowa State Patrol were all involved in the pursuit.

JULY 6, 2018: A shoplifting call turns into a high-speed chase through two Siouxland states and ends with a crash.

Sioux City Police say they took over the chase that began in South Sioux City after a shoplifting call when the suspect crossed into Iowa.

That chase continued onto I-29 southbound and the Singing Hills Boulevard exit, where the suspect hit a Dakota County Sheriff's Office car as well as a Nebraska State Patrol vehicle.

The driver did suffer minor injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment before being booked into the Woodbury County Jail.

The exact charges facing this man, as well as his identity, have not yet been released at this hour.

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