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About Ben

I go to college and stuff. Guitar, film-making, radio, the works. I don't really like to talk about myself.

Man Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Gets Convicted.

(Sioux City, IA) — Dustin Suppi, a 29-year-old Nebraska resident, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter this past Tuesday (KCAU). Suppi was involved in a hit and run in August, when 52-year-old Troy Ford and his wife went to help Suppi while he was slumped over on his steering wheel, according to authorities (Sioux City Journal). When Ford made contact with Suppi, he woke up and abruptly sped off, fatally injuring Ford. Suppi was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Attempted Bakery Robber Sentenced

(Sioux City, IA) — A Sioux City man associated with a bakery robbery attempt was convicted on October, the 8th. KMEG. According to Nick Hytrek of the Sioux City Journal, Elim Escobar-Alvira pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and felon in possession of a firearm in Woodbury County District Court this past Thursday. Elim Escobar-Elvira and another man, Inmar Pineda-Hernandez were arrested in early June by Sioux City Police. Pineda-Hernandez was sentenced to 10 years in prison while Escobar-Alvira was sentenced to 15 years.

Car Chase in Morningside

(Sioux City, IA) — Early Thursday morning, a car chase with a stolen vehicle ended with a crash, an on foot pursuit, and an arrest. Jordan Gonzalez writes in the Sioux City Journal that Forrest Orestes Lepe of Sioux City allegedly stole a car with a female passenger in morningside. The theft turned into a police chase at  around 7:15 that morning, near Glenn Avenue and South Olive Street. KMEG. Lepe crashed the car around the 1800 block of South Palmetto Street, leading to an on-foot pursuit. Authorities apprehended Lepe near Laurel Avenue and South Olive Street. KCAU. Charges have been pressed, but no court date has been set, yet.