SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A Sioux City man has been found guilty of attempted murder and other counts in the shooting of a police officer.
The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2d2lnuV ) that a Woodbury County jury found 19-year-old Isaiah Mothershed guilty Friday of two counts of attempted murder and four counts of first-degree robbery.
Authorities say Mothershed pulled a gun from a couch while his hands were handcuffed behind his back and shot Officer Ryan Moritz in a leg while being arrested Feb. 7. Police say that as officers struggled with Mothershed, the gun fired again, wounding Mothershed in a leg. Both have since recovered.
Prosecutors also presented evidence that Mothershed carried out several robberies and break-ins and fired a shot at a homeowner who interrupted a break-in.
Mothershed’s sentencing date is pending.
Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com