Crime

335 Grams Of Marijuana Seized During Weapons Violation Call

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police arrested a 35-year-old man on drug charges after finding marijuana in his apartment when responding to a weapons violation call. Police were called to an apartment located in the 200 block of North Summit Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Police say an ex-girlfriend was recovering property from her ex-boyfriends apartment with some…

Man Accused Of Stabbing Woman 40 Times Pleads Guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man has admitted fatally stabbing a 30-year-old woman at a motel last spring. Twenty-four-year-old Vincent Mousseaux pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree manslaughter in the killing of his roommate Deziree Martinez. Police say Martinez was found dead March 8 in a room at the Price Motel in Rapid City following an argument involving…

Iowa Man Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Prison In Fatal Crash

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) – A northwestern Iowa man has agreed to serve a 10-year prison sentence in pleading guilty to causing a fatal crash last year. 23-year-old Casey Herron, of Quimby, Iowa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated shortly after his trial in Cherokee County District Court began. As part of the deal, Herron agreed to…

Man Shot by Robbery Victim Sentenced To 12 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A man who was shot while trying to rob a couple near a mall in Sioux Falls last year has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Minnehaha County State Attorney’s Office says Edward LaBlanc was given the maximum sentence possible this week for second-degree attempted robbery. Sioux Falls police say LaBlanc was shot…

2 Sentenced For Stealing From Rapid City-Based Nonprofit

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Two Custer County residents have been sentenced to serve 10 days in county jail and three years on probation and pay restitution for stealing from a nonprofit riding group. Authorities say 25-year-old Tiffany Thovson and 75-year-old Jerry Smedshammer collected money from Rapid City-based SunCatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy after submitting fake bills for veterinary services and supplies…

Iowa Youth Home Counselor Accused Of Relationship With Teens

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A residential counselor at a Davenport juvenile group home faces charges after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old resident and giving the boy drugs and money. Police say 25-year-old Danielle Puls, of Rock Island, Illinois, gave the boy marijuana, as well as money to buy a handgun. Police say she had inappropriate…

Jury Takes Up Case Of Iowa Woman Charged In Starvation Death

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Jurors are deliberating the case of an Iowa woman charged in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter. Lawyers gave closing arguments Monday in the trial of 43-year-old Nicole Finn, of West Des Moines. She has pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping and child endangerment in the October 2016 death of 16-year-old Natalie Finn, who…

Three Arrested In Connection To Recent Car Break-Ins Charged With Felonies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police have arrested three people who they say may be connected to a string of car break-ins in the Sioux Empire. Police detained three suspects in connection with the break-ins this morning. Now police have charged 35-year-old Christopher Davis, 29-year-old Carlton Brown, and 32-year-old Tirrany Reddick, all Fort Lauderdale, FL residents, with Possession of Stolen Property….

I-94 Traffic Stop In North Dakota Yields 200 Pounds Of Pot

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – A traffic stop on Interstate 94 in southeastern North Dakota ended with officers seizing nearly 200 pounds of marijuana. Stutsman County Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Thom stopped a van Monday about 9 miles east of Jamestown, and smelled marijuana. A search turned up 198 pounds of the drug and nearly $5,000 in cash. Thirty-one-year-old Mae Thao, from…

Jaber Receives Suspended Drug Sentence, Still Facing Terroristic Threat Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man facing terroristic threat charges pleaded guilty to drug charges today in Minnehaha County. 46-year-old Ehab Jaber received 5 years suspended for possession of meth. He was sentenced in October to 7 months in prison and 3 years supervised release for a federal firearms charge. Minnehaha county states attorney Aaron McGowan says he…

Sioux Falls Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Exploiting 13-Year-Old

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man is charged with kidnapping and sexually exploiting a 13-year-old boy. Authorities say 65-year-old Robert Larson, a registered sex offender, is being held without bond following a court appearance yesterday. Court documents say the boy reported missing Nov. 27 and stopped at a Sioux Falls gas station where Larson was working. Authorities say…

Savanna Greywind Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty To Charges

FARGO, N.D. – A North Dakota woman is pleading guilty for her part in the death of an eight-month pregnant woman. Brooke Crews pleaded guilty to all charges today. She and her boyfriend William Hoehn are accused of kidnapping and killing 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Savanna’s baby was found alive inside of the couple’s home. Authorities have not disclosed how Greywind…

Man Charged With Beating Death Makes Initial Court Appearance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Minnehaha county judge has ordered bond to remain at $25,000 for Nathan MacTaggart, the third person charged in the beating death of a Sioux Falls man. The 33-year-old is charged with aggravated assault and made his initial court appearance this morning. On November 3rd,  two teenage girls repeatedly punched a 55-year-old victim in the face…

2 Correctional Officers Attacked In Eastern Iowa Jail

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two eastern Iowa correctional officers were sent to the hospital with injuries after they were attacked by inmates at the Des Moines County Correctional Center. The Des Moines County sheriff’s office says authorities were called to the jail shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday on a report that a correctional officer was pinned down in…

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Using Golf Club In Assault

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wounded Knee man accused of using a golf club as a weapon has pleaded not guilty in federal court. Authorities allege 50-year-old Virgil Left Hand Sr. used a golf club to assault another man in Wounded Knee in September, causing serious injury. Left Hand is scheduled for trial Feb. 6. He could face up to…