UPDATE: Third person involved in early morning pursuit, manhunt identified

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HORNICK, Iowa (KCAU) – UPDATE: A third person involved in an early morning pursuit, manhunt on Monday has been identified.

Court documents said Magda Garcia-Aparicio, 30, was operating the listed vehicle with no valid license in any state and she is revoked in the state of Colorado. She was operating the vehicle in an area where a suspect fled from police in a stolen car. In plain view, she had a phone screen on and it was pinning a location in the area and appeared she was there to pick up the suspect.

Authorities also saw catalytic converters that had been sawed off a vehicle. She was detained and on police found a baggie of methamphetamine and a .22 revolver in a backpack in the passenger seat. Garcia-Aparicio said she didn’t know how any of that got there and reportedly took the car without the owner’s knowledge.

Garcia-Aparicio is charged with drug possession, no driver’s license, and carrying a dangerous weapon. She was booked in the Woodbury County Jail and is held on a $3,000 bond.

Authorities said an officer noticed two suspects trying to a steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in South Sioux City around 1:25 a.m Monday morning. The suspect refused to cooperate with the officer and fled to a vehicle. The officer was then by the vehicle as it was leaving the area in Woodbury County on Old Highway 141 until it crashed near the intersection of 300th St and Old Highway 141.

The driver Edgar Vanegas Sanchez, 29, and passenger Zachary Broken Leg, 24, were arrested in connection to the pursuit.


PREVIOUS: The driver involved in Monday’s pursuit has been identified.

Edgar Vanegas Sanchez, 29, is charged with second-degree theft, eluding, drug possession, and interference with official acts.

The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office arrested Vanegas Sanchez around 2:15 p.m. The suspect was found in a man-made hole. Police used a K9 to take him down.

Authorities said an officer noticed two suspects trying to a steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in South Sioux City around 1:25 a.m. The suspect refused to cooperate with the officer and fled to a vehicle. The officer was then by the vehicle as it was leaving the area in Woodbury County on Old Highway 141 until it crashed near the intersection of 300th St and Old Highway 141.

The passenger Zachary Broken Leg, was also arrested in connection to the pursuit.

Vanegas Sanchez was booked in the Woodbury County Jail and is held on a $12,600 bond.


PREVIOUS: The identity of the passenger involved in a pursuit has been released.

Zachary Broken Leg, 24, is charged with interference with official acts, drug possession and carrying a concealed and dangerous weapon.

Authorities said an officer noticed two suspects trying to a steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in South Sioux City around 1:25 a.m. The suspect refused to cooperate with the officer and fled to a vehicle. The officer was then by the vehicle as it was leaving the area in Woodbury County on Old Highway 141 until it crashed near the intersection of 300th St and Old Highway 141.

Broken Leg was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of brass knuckles that were located the front right pocket of his pants and didn’t have a concealed carry permit. Deputies found a Milwaukee brand SAWZALL on the passenger side of the vehicle that was described as being used in the commission of cutting the catalytic converters by the South Sioux Officers as well as a plastic bottle with tubing coming out of it that is consistent with being used as a methamphetamine bong

Broken Leg was booked in the Woodbury County Jail and is held on a $6,500 bond.


UPDATE (2:39 p.m.): A man suspected of hitting a South Sioux City officer Monday morning has been arrested.

According to authorities, the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office arrested the suspect around 2:15 p.m. The suspect was found in a man-made hole. Police used a K9 to take him down. He sustained minor injuries. He will booked into the Woodbury County Jail.

Early Wednesday morning, an officer noticed two suspects trying to a steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in South Sioux City around 1:25 a.m. The suspect refused to cooperate with the officer and fled to a vehicle. The officer was then by the vehicle as it was leaving the area.

A pursuit started and went into Woodbury County, Iowa, where authorities are continuing to search for the suspect.

The police department said the injured officer was checked by medical staff and is doing well. He completed his shift and went home.

The names of the suspects have not been released.


PREVIOUS: Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan said they are discontinuing the perimeter search for a suspect who hit an officer and led authorities on a pursuit.

Sheehan is asking anyone who knows anything about the situation or who sees the suspect to call authorities right away.

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PREVIOUS: The South Sioux City Police Department has provided screenshots of the suspect that authorities are searching for after he hit an officer and led authorities on a pursuit.

The police department described the suspect as an Asian or Native American male wearing a black baseball hat, gray shirt, gray zip-up hoodie, black pants, and black shoes.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Investigator Orduno with the South Sioux City Police Department at 402-494-7561.

They said that an officer noticed two suspects trying to a steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle in South Sioux City around 1:25 a.m. The suspect refused to cooperate with the officer and fled to a vehicle. The officer was then by the vehicle as it was leaving the area.

A pursuit started and went into Woodbury County, Iowa, where authorities are continuing to search for the suspect.

The police department said the injured officer was checked by medical staff and is doing well. He completed his shift and went home.



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PREVIOUS: Authorities are on an active scene as they look for a suspect who hit an officer and led law enforcement in a pursuit in the early morning hours Monday.

Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan told KCAU 9 News said before 2 a.m. a suspect hit a South Sioux City officer.

A Woodbury County Sheriff’s deputy engaged in a pursuit with the vehicle in Woodbury County on Old Highway 141 until it crashed near the intersection of 300th St and Old Highway 141.

A passenger was captured at the scene, but the driver fled on foot.

The suspect is still at large, but authorities have a perimeter set up in the area of two miles north of Hornick and a half-mile east of Holly Springs. The suspect is described as being a male wearing black pants, a gray zip-up hoodie, and black ball cap.

Sheehan asks that anyone in the area who sees someone matching the suspect’s description to immediately call the authorities.

Sheehan added that they found a handgun in the vehicle, and they don’t know if the suspect is armed or not.

The South Sioux City officer injuries were not considered life-threatening.

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