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SC police make arrests after high speed chase through town

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Police caught this Pontiac Bonneville near Pierce and 21st streets. Police caught this Pontiac Bonneville near Pierce and 21st streets.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Three men face charges, following a high speed chase through Sioux City Sunday afternoon. Police say the suspects were also involved in a crime earlier in the day.

"I just heard tires squealing and could hear the sirens coming, and pretty soon, I heard them come up around the house," said Loni Vaselaar, a witness.

Police tried to pull over a Pontiac Bonneville at the Home Depot in Sioux City Sunday afternoon. Police say the car matched a description of one used in a crime earlier in the day.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, they say the driver continued on Dace Avenue to Floyd Boulevard, then went west through town, before finally stopping near 21st and Pierce streets.

"I saw a lot of cops," said Melissa Stokes, a witness. "I saw just a shadow of a gentleman running around the building."

"My daughter was out in the yard and she didn't know what to do, and she was pretty scared," said Vaselaar.

Police say one of the three men in the car was arrested immediately, but the other two took off running down the street.

"I was out working in the yard, and he come up through the alley and he ran right past me. I almost could have tackled him if I wanted to, but I didn't," said Vaselaar.

Stokes says she was outside, when two men went into the apartment building and then tried to make their escape.

"I found myself talking to a sheriff in the street, and two gentlemen walk out the apartment together, like there's nothing going on," said Stokes.

Witnesses say police told them to check their houses to make sure none of the suspects were inside their homes. Stokes says everything happened quickly.

"The officer's coming down and he pulls his gun and he speaks what he is, and they go like this and right down to their knees. It was pretty, like, whoa, I've never seen this before. This is Sioux City," said Stokes.

Police say the driver of the car faces charges of eluding, and the other suspects will face charges from a crime earlier in the day.

Police are not releasing what crime the men committed earlier in the day. They are also not releasing their names. However, they do say additional charges are possible.

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