UPDATE: Police still searching for man wanted for aggravated assault, burglary

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls Police are looking for a man and woman driving a stolen vehicle who may be armed. 

It all started on Sunday. Police say that’s when Jerius Swifteagle borrowed someone’s SUV but didn’t return it. When the owner tried to get it back Wednesday, police say Swifteagle threatened him with a gun and drove off. 

A little later, police say Swifteagle tried to steal another vehicle at knife point. In that case, a woman was driving the stolen GMC Envoy and tried to hit the victim more than once. 

Swifteagle got back into the original stolen SUV and the woman drove off.  A little later a trooper spotted them and there was a chase that ended in a central Sioux Falls neighborhood. 

There was a crash and Swifteagle and the woman ran into a home. The SWAT team was called in, but the home was empty. 

If you have any information on the case, call police. 


5:55 a.m.

A standoff with Sioux Falls police started with reports of a stabbing

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the intersection of West 12th Street and South Grange Avenue for reports of a stabbing. Responding officers found the vehicle with the suspects and chased the vehicle until it crashed into a railroad crossing sign near the intersection of 9th Street and Western Avenue. 

The suspects ran into a nearby residence. The people already inside the home left as the suspects entered. The SWAT Team was called to the home because the suspects were believed to be armed.

The home was searched but the suspects were not located. Police have identified a person of interest — Jerius Josiah Swifteagle — in the stabbing. 

If you have any information, you are asked to call the police.

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