- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - An 18-year-old man suspected of shooting a Sioux City police officer will be arraigned next month.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1SHDVmV ) that Isaiah Mothershed’s arraignment will be March 1 in Woodbury County District Court. He remains in the Woodbury County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

Mothershed has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and five counts of robbery. Each count carries a 25-year prison sentence.

He is accused of pulling a gun from a couch while his hands were handcuffed behind his back and shooting Officer Ryan Moritz in the leg while being arrested. As officers struggled with Mothershed, the gun fired again, shooting Mothershed in the leg. Mothershed spent three days in a hospital.

Authorities have said Moritz could return to duty next week.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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