Macy man arrested for 2017 car theft in Sioux City

October 1, 2018


SIOUX CITY -- A Macy, Nebraska, man convicted of leading police on a high-speed chase in Nebraska now will face Iowa charges related to the theft of the car he was driving during the pursuit.

Eagleboy Freemont, 23, was served with a Woodbury County arrest warrant Friday charging him with first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and first-degree theft in connection with the May 27, 2017, theft of the car.

According to court documents, a female victim was blocked from leaving a parking lot in the 1300 block of Hamilton Boulevard by Alisia Rangel, who was in possession of a knife and demanded that the woman take her to buy food. After the victim called 911, court documents said, Freemont, who was Rangel’s boyfriend, reached into the car and tried to take the car keys while pointing a knife at the woman and threatening to stab her.

The woman fled from her car to seek help in a nearby business and left the keys in her car. Freemont is accused of driving away with her car, followed by Rangel in a second vehicle.

Dakota County Sheriff’s deputies spotted Freemont driving the stolen car about half an hour later in South Sioux City. Freemont led them on a high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 77 in which he rammed five sheriff’s vehicles before the car was stopped in Thurston County.

Freemont was sentenced in Dakota County District Court in August to up to seven years in prison for theft by receiving stolen property and operation of a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. He was also ordered to pay $17,849 in restitution for damage to the sheriff’s vehicles.

Rangel, 22, of Macy, was arrested in possession of the victim’s cellphone and wallet and sentenced in October 2017 to two years in prison for attempted possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of methamphetamine and theft by receiving stolen property.

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