Crime

Refusal to comply starts High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrests After Traffic Violation in Morningside

Sioux City, Iowa – In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Sioux City Police Department (SCPD) officers were led on a high-speed chase after attempting a routine traffic stop. The incident, which escalated rapidly, ended in the apprehension of two suspects now facing multiple charges.


At around 2:47 AM, officers signaled a 2023 Nissan Altima to pull over on Gordon Drive after observing the vehicle driving without headlights. The situation intensified when the driver, identified as 29-year-old Threeten Sirom, defied law enforcement by refusing to provide his driver's license or exit his vehicle.

Authorities report that Sirom, instead of complying with officers, chose to flee the scene, prompting a pursuit by the Iowa State Patrol. The chase coursed through the Morningside area, with the Altima clocking speeds exceeding the limit by 25 miles per hour. It was not long before the suspect vehicle was stopped due to becoming disabled.

In a dramatic turn of events, both Sirom and his passenger, 18-year-old Enchok Chikiuo, attempted to evade capture on foot. However, their efforts were in vain as police managed to detain both after a brief foot chase.

Sirom is now facing a slew of charges including Aggravated Interference with Official Acts, Assault on a Peace Officer, Eluding, and several other traffic-related offenses. Among these, driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway and operating a vehicle without headlamps were cited. Officers also found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, Chikiuo, who was already sought for failure to appear in court, was charged with Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts.