Another high speed chase came near Elk Point Sunday, June 27. The vehicle, a 2003 Ford Explorer, was stopped in North Sioux City around 3 p.m. based on a report of an incident that had occurred in Sioux City.
Sioux City Police had responded to shots fired on the 1800 block of Grandview Boulevard at 2:38 p.m. No injuries were reported, but an unoccupied van was hit several times.
A North Sioux City officer pulled over the vehicle in question, but it took off. A few minutes later, the vehicle was seen in Elk Point and then heading south on I-29. The South Dakota Highway Patrol joined the pursuit, where the Ford Explorer exited I-29 at the Jefferson exit and then turned north on I-29.
The vehicle went past Elk Point and was stopped at mile marker 24. The passenger, Tiana Maxey, 30 of Milwaukee, WI, was taken into custody, but the driver, Anwar Maxwell, 41 of Milwaukee, WI, took off again. Maxwell lost control of the vehicle a short time later and the vehicle went into a ditch. He was taken into custody.
Maxwell was taken to a Sioux City hospital and then later placed in the custody of Sioux City Police. Maxey was taken to the Union County Jail.
Charges are pending against both vehicle occupants.
Agencies involved were North Sioux City Police Department, Elk Point Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.