Man arrested after two overnight carjackings and a pursuit


By matt@siouxlandscanner.com Updated on Saturday, July 27 2019 01:41pm

Sioux City Police responded to the 4600 block of Morningside Avenue Saturday morning July 27th at 12:17 am after a man approached someone in their vehicle at an ATM demanded their cash and vehicle at gunpoint. The suspect fled in the victim's vehicle.

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South Sioux City Police located the victim's car unoccupied a while later. At about 1:30 am the suspect carjacked a second vehicle in South Sioux City at gunpoint near 13th and Dakota. A short time later Sioux City Police spotted the vehicle near Gordon and Nebraska in Sioux City and attempted a traffic stop.

The suspect fled across the viaduct where the vehicle got a flat tire. The suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot before being apprehended.

Jeremiah Joseph Shortenhaus, 25 is charged with Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Eluding, and Theft 2nd and will likely face charged in Nebraska as well. He's currently being held in the Woodbury County Jail on $40,000 Bond.