Attempted Murder Charges Filed After Road Rage Incident on I-380
An incident on I-380 in Cedar Rapids Tuesday afternoon has resulted in four counts of attempted murder.
According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Joint Communications Agency received a call at around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday afternoon from a passenger in a vehicle on I-380 that was described in a "road rage" situation. The incident started near the intersection of Center Point Road and 32nd St. NE before the two vehicles involved began traveling south on I-380. The caller reported that a passenger in the other vehicle had shown a gun during the event.
Thanks to assistance from the caller, officers with the Cedar Rapids Police Department were able to find and stop the vehicle. Those officers found a gun and ammunition in the vehicle. Through investigation, they were able to determine that the passenger in the vehicle brandished the gun before pointing it at the other vehicle, and firing two shots. Authorities say the shots were fired while the two vehicles were on southbound I-380. Cedar Rapids Police also say there were two adults and two juveniles in the vehicle that was fired upon. No one was injured, but one bullet did strike the front portion of the vehicle.
33-year-old Deryan Sims of Cedar Rapids was arrested and taken to the Linn County Correctional Center on Mays Island. Here are the charges against him:
- Four counts of Attempted Murder
- Four counts of Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon
- Reckless Use of a Firearm
- Intimidation with a Weapon
- Carrying Weapons in the Commission of a Crime
Sims is being held without bond on the Attempted Murder charges.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department says 40-year-old Kelly Theisen of Cedar Rapids was driving the vehicle that Sims was riding in. She has been charged with Driving While License Under Suspension.
The investigation into the incident continues.