Deputies search for suspect in erratic driving complaint that ended in crash near Salix

By Updated on Monday, August 24 2020 11:41pm

Larry Robertson Jr

Larry Robertson Jr was arrested early Sunday morning in the area of the 1500 block of 275th Street near Salix. Charged with 2 counts of Robbery 2nd, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, and Reckless Driving. He's being held in Woodbury County Jail on $50,000 Bond.

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About 7:45 pm Friday Sioux City Police received calls about an erratic driver, including calls from the driver themselves. Police were unable to locate the driver.

About 8:20 pm the calls began again, this time near Sloan on Interstate 29. The calls reported reckless driving, hit, and runs and ended with a head-on-collision near Salix on Interstate 29.

The driver of a Gray Yukon, described as a black male with dreads, hit another SUV head-on and then fled the crash into the cornfield. Others reported minor crashes from this driver as well as assaults after the head-on-crash before Law Enforcement arrived.

Woodbury County Deputies, Sergeant Bluff Police, Sioux City Police, and Iowa State Patrol searched the area for a couple of hours and were unable to locate the suspect.

IncidentDate  TimeActivityLocation
220009392   08/21 20:17   TRAFFIC ACCIDENT    1 I29 S WOODBURY COUNTY