Jury returns guilty verdict for Isaiah Mothershed

By Randy Schoener Updated on Friday, October 07 2016 10:26pm

Isaiah Mothershed found guilty on 4 counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree and 2 counts of Attempt to Commit Murder

One week after the trial began and 9 months after the crime spree, Mothershed has been found guilty on charges from robberies earlier this year that came to an end when officers were taking multiple suspects into custody and Mothershed fired a gun hitting Officer Moritz and himself in the leg.

Verdict Video Courtesy Siouxland News KMEG14 | FOX44

Previous (February 08 2016 03:12pm)
According to Police Chief Doug Young, Sioux City Police Officers were investigating a Robbery that occurred at 11:15 PM on 2/6/16 at 2940 Park Ave of a 19-Year-old Male who was lured into and apartment building by 17-year-old, MACAYLA CATHRINN KNIGHT.

During the investigation, officers smelled marijuana at 2947 Park Ave. Building #13 Apt C. After entering the apartment, a number of handguns and long guns were found. Officers secured the scene while they awaiting a search warrant. 8 individuals were detained and being transported to the Police Station for questioning.

Isaiah Mothershed was allowed to sit on the couch while waiting for transport. While handcuffed and sitting on the couch, Mothershed retrieved a gun from in the couch and aimed it at K9 Officer Ryan Moritz and fired a single shot, hitting Officer Moritz in the thigh.

Officer Morritz struggled with Mothershed while trying to secure the gun, during the struggle another round was fired by Mothershed hitting Mothershed in the thigh. Both Officer Moritz and the suspect Mothershed were administered first aid at the scene and transported to Mercy Medical Center.

Officer Morritz was treated and released and is recovering at home. Mothershed remains hospitalized and his condition is not known at this time. Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation was called in to investigate the shooting.

The following Arrests were made
Isaiah Mothershed, 18, Black, Male, 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 5 counts of Robbery 1st, 1 count of Home Invasion
JUSTIN CODY FERGUSON, 19-year-old, Black, Male, 3 counts Robbery 1st
ROBERT LEE SEABERRY, 20-year-old, Black, Male, 3 counts Robbery 1st
JORDYN RENEE DELFS, 18-year-old, White, Female, Disorderly Conduct, Harboring a Runaway
AUSTIN PAUL BULIZAK, 16-year-old, White, Male, 4 counts Robbery 1st
JAMAAL OTIS FERGUSON, 16-year-old, Black, Male, 3 counts Robbery 1st
MACAYLA CATHRINN KNIGHT, 17-year-old, White, Female, 1 count Robbery 1st
UKNOWN NAME, 15-year-old, black, male, no charges at this time

The investigation into the shooting, additional robberies and burglaries are ongoing. Police Chief Doug Young did say that Isaiah Mothershed home invasion charge is related to an incident that happened on December 7th, 2015 at 2627 South Alice St in Sioux City.

Chief Young did not know if stolen property or drugs were found at the scene and that ATF would likely be investigating the guns found in the apartment.

When asked how they felt about Mothershed's charges last year of kidnapping being dismissed. He said it's disappointing when officers bring charges like that and they are dismissed and now Mothershed was able to commit additional crimes and shoot a police officer.

Chief Young also said that he believes the Media's sensationalizing of crime is making it harder for law enforcement to do their job.

In the early morning hours of February 7th Sioux City police officers were following up on a string of burglaries and robberies in the Sioux City area. During the investigation officers located several individuals believed to be involved at 2947 Park Avenue Apt C 13.

While conducting the investigation, Isaiah Mothershed shot and wounded a 13 year veteran of the Sioux City Police Department and also wounded himself. The officer has been treated and released, and Mothershed is in custody. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

If you have any information about these cases, please contact Crime Stoppers at 712-258-TIPS. Your identity is not required and a cash reward may be paid for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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