Crime

Affidavit: Manslaughter Suspect Punched By Victim Before Shooting Occurred

Witness: Jonathan Puttmann Shot In The Back Of The Head

We are learning more about the shooting death of 39-year-old Jonathan Puttmann, which landed his estranged wife’s boyfriend behind bars for 1st and 2nd degree manslaughter. The search warrant affidavit says, 23-year-old Alex Wittenberg and Puttmann’s wife were in a car waiting for Puttmann to pick up her kids on Nov. 15 in the area of East 9th Street and…

Affidavit Reveals Gruesome Details In Double Homicide

Suspect Allegedly Told Authorities He Wanted To Put Victims Out Of Their Misery

We have new information on a double homicide case out of Sioux Falls that left a 48-year-old woman and 7-year-old boy dead. A search warrant affidavit provides gruesome details of the moments that up led up to their deaths and a possible motive for the crime. It was the afternoon of Nov. 20 when the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says…

New Details In Sioux Falls Double Homicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There is new information on a double homicide case out of Sioux Falls that left a 48-year-old woman and 7-year-old boy dead. A search warrant affidavit provides gruesome details of what up led up to their deaths and the arrest of the woman’s son. Heath Otto, 24, has been indicted on two counts of 1st degree…

Law Enforcement React To New CDC Heroin Report

For the first time, Heroin Overdoses Surpassed Gun Homicides in 2015

SIOUX FALLS, SD-For the first time, a new Center for Disease Control report says more Americans died from a heroin overdose than gun homicides in 2015. Nearly 13,000 people died in total from a heroin-related incident that year. For South Dakota law enforcement officials, these startling numbers aren’t a surprise. Both Attorney General Marty Jackley and Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike…

Man Caught On Camera Stealing A Package From Sioux Falls Home

Police Believe He's Responsible For At Least One Other Theft

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The true definition of a Grinch has surfaced in Sioux Falls. Police say they believe the same man stole packages from two different homes Thursday afternoon. “I was actually picking up my daughter from school and I got the notification that there was someone at the door,” said Adam Winter. Winter installed a surveillance camera on…

Infant Death: “This Was Clearly Not an Accidental Death”

Stepfather charged in death of 18-month-old boy

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – A 36-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning following a homicide investigation in Dell Rapids. Keith Cornett is charged with first and second degree murder, first degree manslaughter, two charges of child abuse, and drug charges possession and paraphernalia charges. Authorities were called to a home in Dell Rapids near 3rd and Iowa Wednesday afternoon for a…

Marsy’s Law Blocking Crime Information From Being Released

South Dakota voters said yes to Constitutional Amendment S or Marsy’s Law on Election Day. The amendment is aimed at protecting the rights of victims and their family members. At first, law enforcement officials weren’t quite sure how it would affect the amount of information they are able to release to the public. Now we’re learning just how much.