Crime

Affidavit: Hamill Man Hit Woman With ‘Mule’ Strength Punch

DALLAS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a Hamill man accused of second-degree murder assaulted his former girlfriend at her home and then left the scene. Chance Harruff was appointed an attorney in the case Tuesday. The 46-year-old Harruff is charged in the death of 38-year-old Kristi Olson. A court filing says Harruff argued with Olson at her residence in Dallas,…

Apparent Homicide Investigated In Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City police say they’re investigating an apparent homicide. Authorities say officers were called to a residence to do a welfare check Tuesday and found a man dead inside the home with signs of trauma. KOTA-TV says an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death. The victim has not been identified.

2 Men Accused Of Cutting Down, Selling State Park Trees

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) – Two men have been accused of cutting down and selling walnut trees from a western Iowa state park. The Iowa Natural Resources Department said Tuesday that 38-year-old Bradley Hagerman, of Pisgah, and 30-year-old Eric Freihage, of Council Bluffs, took the nine trees from Loess Hills State Forest in January. The department says they sold the logs…

South Dakota Man Killed By Taser

Omaha police say a man died while in custody and after being shocked by a stun gun. Police say officers were called about 12:30 a.m. Monday to a Bucky’s convenience store, where a man was refusing to leave.Officers arrested 29-year-old Zachary N. Bearheels, of Murdo, South Dakota. Police say Bearheels began acting erratically, and officers used a stun gun. Officers…

With Community’s Help, Business Owner Tracks Down Stolen Bike Suspect

Sioux Falls Police Encourage Residents To Register Their Bikes

Sioux Falls Police receive a lot of stolen bike reports this time of year, but this time it was from a Sioux Falls business. And the owner is not only getting his stolen bike back, but justice after the community helped him track down the suspect. “I knew when the bike left I was getting it back,” said Two Wheeler…

Mitchell Police Find Explosive In Trash Can

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Police cordoned off part of downtown Mitchell while they determine how best to dispose of an explosive left in a trash can. Authorities say an individual had used a number of fireworks devices to create a large explosive which he left in a garbage can. Police say the individual did not intend to harm anyone and…

Suspect Apprehended After Attacking Wagner Officer With Taser, Officer Released From Hospital

Officer Flynn suffered a back injury Friday night during an altercation with Jubal Grant Jr., 18

UPDATE: WAGNER, S.D.- The Wagner Police Department reports Officer Flynn has been released from the hospital. Officer Flynn suffered a back injury Friday night during an altercation with a suspect. The officer was attempting to arrest Jubal Grant Jr., 18, around 6 p.m. Friday in the Gus Stop gas station parking lot. Police say Grant fought with Officer Flynn and…

Gregory County Man Arrested For Murder

Chance Harruff, 46, arrested for second degree murder

GREGORY COUNTY – A Dallas, South Dakota man has been arrested for second degree murder. Attorney General Marty Jackley says Chance Harruff, 46, is charged in the death of 38-year-old Kristi Olson, who is also from Dallas. Authorities responded Thursday to an incident at a home on the 400 block of Highway 18. An autopsy was scheduled after authorities deemed…

Despite Security Guards And Cameras, Vandals Strike Outdoor Campus Again

Outdoor Campus Director After Vandalism: 'We don't let it slow us down.'

The Outdoor Campus in southwest Sioux Falls has been vandalized again. Officials say it happened sometime overnight. Neither their security guards or their cameras were able to catch the vandals in action. The Outdoor Campus is no stranger to vandalism. Back in July of 2015, their boat shed was set on fire. They lost more than $25,000 in canoes, kayaks,…

3 Boys Charged With Shooting Of 14-Year-Old In Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Three teenagers have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 14-year-old in Cedar Rapids. Police said in a news release Thursday that a 16-year-old and two 15-year-olds also have been charged with related crimes. The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify juveniles accused of crimes. The boy was struck twice on March 11…

Woman Suspected Of Robbing Spearfish Credit Union Arrested

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – It didn’t take long for authorities to arrest a woman suspected of robbing a Spearfish credit union. The suspect entered Black Hills Federal Credit Union Thursday morning and demanded money. She did not display a weapon. The woman left in a silver Dodge with Colorado license plates and was spotted heading east on Interstate 90. Within…

Son Of Hennepin County Sheriff Charged With Child Sex Crimes

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – The son of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek has been charged with trying to solicit a 13-year-old for sex and possessing child pornography. Twenty-four-year-old Ryan James Stanek, of Maple Grove, was charged with four felonies Wednesday in Blue Earth County. Ryan Stanek was arrested May 19. His father announced the next day he would not run…

Officer’s Trial Judge To Rule On Castile Gun Permit Evidence

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The judge overseeing the trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist is expected to rule on whether jurors will get to hear statements about the man’s gun permit. St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez is on trial for manslaughter. Prosecutors say Yanez, who is Latino, shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a…

FULL STORY: Employee Finds Card Skimmer Inside Pump At Sioux Falls Gas Station

Police are asking people to check their credit card statements for fraudulent charges after a skimmer was found on a Sioux Falls gas pump. A vigilant employee discovered the skimmer at a gas station on the northeast side of the city. But would you as a customer know what to look for? KDLT’s Jill Johnson took us to the streets…

Two Arrested For Child Abuse, Drug Possession Following Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two people were arrested on drug and felony child abuse charges after crashing their car with an infant in the back seat. 27-year-old Mycah Burns of Crooks and 28-year-old Breanna Hanson of Sioux Falls are charged with possession of a controlled substance and marijuana, distribution of a controlled substance and marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and abuse…

Pizza Delivery Person Robbed In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police say a pizza delivery person was robbed on Monday night after making a delivery. Police say it happened near 19th Street and Duluth Avenue around 10:45 p.m. The delivery person was walking to their car when the suspect approached them, displayed a knife and demanded cash. He got away with an undisclosed amount of…