SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has pleaded not guilty to shooting arrows at police during a standoff.
Mitchell Smith, 47, entered his written plea Wednesday to attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault on a peace officer, The Sioux City Journal reported.
Police said officers responded to a home called Dec. 1 on a report that Smith had threatened a neighbor's wife.
After a brief encounter, the officers were leaving when Smith fired an arrow over the head of an officer,, police said. The officers got into their car and drove about a block, when Smith reportedly fired a second arrow.
During a standoff, Smith allegedly fired two more arrows. No one was hit by the arrows.
Police eventually were able to subdue Smith with nonlethal munitions and chemical agents.
He remains in custody on a $100,000 bond. His attorney, Craig Lane, has requested that the bond be reduced.