Crime

Belle Fourche Woman Pleads Guilty To Robbing Spearfish Bank

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – A Belle Fourche woman accused of robbing a bank in Spearfish last spring has pleaded guilty in federal court. 22-year-old Kaycee Teppo reached a plea agreement with prosecutors under which she would make restitution to Pioneer Bank and Trust. Authorities say Teppo entered the bank on May 18 and gave a teller a note saying she…

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…

U.S. Marshals Arrest Yankton Man For Allegedly Distributing Fentanyl

YANKTON, S.D. – A Yankton man accused of dealing dangerous opioids was arrested earlier this week. Cory Poelstra was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday at a home in Yankton. He’s charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The U.S. Marshal’s office says the drug he allegedly conspired to sell contained fentanyl and other opiates. When Poelstra…

Student Facing Expulsion In School Knife Attack

EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) – An Edgemont high school student faces expulsion after cutting another teen in the neck with a utility knife. Edgemont School District Superintendent Dave Cortney says the wounded student was treated and released at the hospital and has returned to school. Cortney says the attack earlier this week happened in art class where utility knives were being…

Spink County Rancher Pays Government For False Drought Claim

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Spink County rancher has settled with the government over a false claim for federal drought aid. Authorities say Jason Sparling, of Athol, submitted an application for a disaster payment for a loss of grazing during the summer of 2014, and received nearly $100,000. The federal Agriculture Department later determined that none of Sparling’s cattle were…

Iowa Teacher Pleads Guilty To Receiving Child Pornography

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A Davenport elementary teacher has pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Michael Ross entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Davenport. He faces up to 20 years in prison at his April 9 sentencing. Investigators say they found hundreds of images and videos on Ross’ computer, laptop and smartphone. The Davenport Community…

USD Football Players Plead Not Guilty To Rape Charges

USD Football Players Plead Not Guilty To Rape Charges

Dale Williamson Jr., Danny Rambo Jr.VERMILLION, S.D. — Two University of South Dakota football players who’ve been charged with rape and attempted rape in October made their court appearances today in Vermillion. Danny Rambo Jr. and Dale Williamson Jr. plead not guilty to alleged rape and attempted rape charges. Both were out on bond but Williamson is being held again….

Police: Cedar Rapids Man Charged After Shooting Wife

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Cedar Rapids police have made an arrest in a shooting last week that injured a woman. Police say 42-year-old Marc Anthony Campbell shot his 28-year-old wife on Dec. 2 while they were in a Cedar Rapids apartment. The woman fled and was later treated for her injuries. She is expected to recover. Police say Campbell…

Sheriff: 3 Dead In New Mexico School Shooting

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School. He says the shooter also was dead but didn’t say if the suspect was among the three. Authorities said they…