2 men arrested after NW Iowa bicyclists report shots

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August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Two bicyclists have reported being shot at along a state highway northwest of Sioux City. Authorities say Tony Pierce and John Pecaut told deputies they were riding along Iowa Highway 12 a couple miles north of Stone State Park when the incident occurred Sunday morning. Pierce and Pecaut say a vehicle slowed as it neared them and someone inside it started shooting above their heads. The men took cover in a ditch.  A suspect vehicle was stopped about four miles north, and two men were arrested after a brief foot chase.

Twenty-two-year-old Terry Oliver Jr. faces a charge of attempted murder. Twenty-year-old Cesar Gonzalez is charged with being a material witness.
A Plymouth County jailer said both remained in custody on Monday.