Aurelia Man One of Two Charged in Sioux County Pursuit

A pursuit early Sunday near Maurice in Sioux county resulted in the arrests of two men, including one who is from Aurelia.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, at around 12:30am Sunday, a deputy was attempting to pull over a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Jeremy Langley of Springfield, South Dakota. Authorities say Langley then began driving erratically, striking a parked vehicle near the Sioux County Regional Airport, a building owned by the airport, and then turned and collided with a Sioux county patrol vehicle. Langley and a passenger, 40-year-old Mark Stewart of Aurelia, got out of the vehicle and ran into a cornfield, where they were taken into custody after being located through the use of a drone.

Langley was charged with eluding, criminal mischief, interference with official acts, and various traffic offenses. Stewart was charged with interference with official acts. Both were booked into the Sioux county jail. Authorities say no charges were filed against another passenger, a female, who was released to a family member.

(courtesy KUOO in Spirit Lake)