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Interstate 380 road rage incident ends with shots fired, attempted murder charges
Incident happened on Interstate 380 midday Tuesday
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man faces four counts of attempted murder and other charges following an incident Tuesday afternoon in which shots were fired as cars traveled southbound on Interstate 380.
Deryan Sims, 33, of Cedar Rapids, also faces four counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, intimidation with a weapon, reckless use of a firearm, carrying weapons in the commission of a crime and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident.
Police received a call around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday from a passenger in a car involved in a road rage incident on southbound Interstate 380. The incident began in the area of Center Point Road and 32nd Street NE.
According to a criminal complaint, the incident continued southbound on I-380, where Sims, a passenger in one of the cars, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the family of four in the other car.
Sims had his entire arm and part of his body out the window when he shot twice at the vehicle carrying two adults, Ibrahim Oreagba and Audrey Oreagba, and two children, ages 3 and 7, according to the complaint. One bullet hit the front end of the car, leaving a hole in the license plate.
The Oreagbas exited the freeway at 33rd Avenue SW and Sims continued to display the gun at them, the complaint states.
Cedar Rapids police found the vehicle in which Sims was riding and conducted a traffic stop. Officers found a gun and ammunition in the vehicle.
Sims had an initial appearance in Linn County District Court on Wednesday morning, His bond was set to $500,000.
Sims was a passenger in a car driven by Kelly Theisen, 40, of Cedar Rapids, who was charged with driving on a suspended license.