Crime

Man Sentenced To 50 Years In Fatal Rapid City Motel Beating

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatally beating an acquaintance at a motel last December. 34-four-year-old Clifford Gilbert was sentenced Thursday. Gilbert pleaded guilty in August to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 61-year-old Robert Smith at the Stardust Motel in Rapid City. Police found Smith unconscious inside…

Victim In Watertown Assault Case Dies From Injuries

WATERTOWN, S.D. – The Codington County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating an assault that has left one man dead. Deputies were called to the South Fork Lounge in Watertown just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Arriving deputies arrested 28-year-old Jason Endres for simple assault on 40-year-old Jeremy Buol. Buol was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital…

Mitchell Man Pleads Not Guilty To Suffocating Wife

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mitchell man accused of suffocating his wife has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and manslaughter. Thirty-nine-year-old James Brinker is charged in the death last month of 36-year-old Marie Brinker. The Daily Republic reports that he entered his pleas Wednesday and trial was scheduled for Feb. 13. Court documents allege Brinker wrapped his wife…

Accused Pediatrician Wants Court To Throw Out Evidence

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A former Pine Ridge Indian Reservation pediatrician accused of child sex crimes is asking the court to throw out evidence seized from his Spearfish home. The Rapid City Journal reports 68-year-old Stanley Weber maintains that police used a defective search warrant. Prosecutors say police acted in good faith despite errors in drafting the warrant, and…

Rapid City Fugitive Apprehended After Lengthy Standoff

Courtesy: Rapid City Police DepartmentRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A fugitive wanted in several gun-related incidents in Rapid City was apprehended after a 4 ½-hour standoff at a mobile home park. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Saul Crowe was arrested Tuesday night, after authorities used an explosive on a door at the home. Crowe suffered what was described…

Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Overnight Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police have arrested two people who they say were responsible for an overnight armed robbery. Police arrested 53-year-old Gregory Armstrong and 58-year-old Cordell Jackson on first degree robbery charges. Police say Armstrong and Jackson entered Toppers Pizza located at 817 South Minnesota Avenue around 9:45 Tuesday night. The investigation revealed that one of the…

Police Investigating Late Night Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Officers were called to the area of West 17th St. and Minnesota Ave. for reports of an armed robbery. Police confirmed, two subjects entered a Toppers Pizza around 9:45 Tuesday night. An investigation revealed, one suspect distracted the employee while the other suspect pulled a firearm and demanded money. Some money was taken and both suspects fled…

New Developments in USD Rape Case

New Developments in USD Rape Case

VERMILLION, S.D. — Court documents reveal the complaint was filed by someone other than the victim. An anonymous tip to Head Football Coach Bob Nielson led to university officials getting involved who then reported the incident to Vermillion police. This week football players Danny Rambo and Dale Williamson turned themselves in on rape charges. Police spoke with the victim who says…

Update: Western Dakota Tech On Lock Down While Rapid City Police Search For Fugitive

Courtesy:Rapid City Police RAPID CITY, S.D. – Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City has canceled classes for the rest of the day after the nearby search for a Pennington County fugitive led to a lockdown at the school Tuesday afternoon. According to their Facebook page, classes are scheduled to resume as normal on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Rapid City Police…

Police: Mom Arrested For Growing Pot In Son’s Bedroom

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls mother is behind bars today after police say she was growing marijuana in her 14-year-old son’s bedroom. 41-year-old Stacey Marie Tripp, also known as Stacey Hanson, was taken into custody last night. Police say they were called to her home on North Waltz Avenue for a family dispute. When they were there, police…

Two USD Football Players Arrested On Rape Charges

Dale Williamson Jr., Danny Rambo Jr.VERMILLION, S.D. – The names of two University of South Dakota football players involved in a sexual assault investigation have been released. According to The Vermillion Police Department, junior Danny Rambo Jr., 20, has been arrested for second degree rape. Sophomore Dale Williamson Jr., 21, has been arrested for attempted second degree rape. The two…

Police Investigating Weekend Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police are investigating another armed robbery in Sioux Falls this weekend. Police say a man entered a business near 12th Street and Elmwood Avenue around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. They say he pulled out a knife when the clerk on duty told him they were closed. She grabbed a phone and left through a different door…

Police Investigating Car Dealership Robbery Now Involving Multiple States

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are investigating a car dealership robbery that led police on multiple pursuits in multiple states. Initial reports state that multiple people broke into a car dealership located on 69th and Louise Avenue early Sunday morning. Police are unsure the exact amount of people involved but say they stole multiple license plates and an…

Police: 13-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Two Teens Multiple Times

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police arrested a 13-year-old boy after he allegedly stabbed two teens multiple times before an attempted drug transaction. Police were called to a report of a stabbing at in the 1300 block of West Sioux Street at 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Arriving officers found a 19-year-old with five stab wounds in his back. Approximately…

Manafort, Gates Told To Surrender In Mueller Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to authorities. Those are the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. The Times on Monday cited an anonymous person…

Auto Parts Store Needs Public’s Help Identifying Donation Thief

GARRETSON, S.D. – Caught on camera this week: a thief in Garretson swiping a donation jar meant for hurricane victims. The theft happened Wednesday afternoon at Ewe-Pullet Self Service Used Auto Parts.”  Surveillance video shows the suspect walk up to the counter, quickly take the jar and leave.  Nordstrom’s Automotive Inc. owns Ewe-Pullet.  Vice President & General Manager Shannon Nordstrom…

Alleged Sexual Assault Involving USD Students

We’re learning new details tonight involving an alleged sexual assault involving University of South Dakota students. The USD community is reacting to an alleged off-campus sexual assault involving students. Student body president, Teagan McNary, says students are upset, but still feel safe. “It’s upsetting, and I think it just shows that while we do a lot of training for the…

Five Marshall Co. Men Arrested On Multiple Sexual Abuse Charges

MARSHALL COUNTY, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Marshall County States Attorney Dana Frohling announced today that five Marshall county men have been arrested on multiple sexual abuse charges. 21-year-old Damon Koop was arrested on one count of possessing, manufacturing or distributing child pornography and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. 26-year-old Luis Maaz and 28-year-old Dustin…