Crime

2 men sentenced to federal prison for trafficking meth

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two men have been sentenced in federal court in South Dakota in unrelated methamphetamine trafficking cases. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 31-year-old David Gunville of Eagle Butte and 26-year-old Antonio Foster of Tucson, Arizona, both conspired with others to distribute the drug in South Dakota last year or earlier. Gunville was recently sentenced to four years…

Sioux Falls Police Make Arrest in Monday’s Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police have arrested a 32-year-old Sioux Falls man in connection with an armed robbery on Monday. Police say the suspect showed a handgun and demanded money at a casino on the 2300 block of East 10th Street at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday. This morning, police arrested Immax Shar on first-degree burglary and aggravated…

Two Britton Men Sentenced In Sex Abuse Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two of the five men charged in a Marshall County sexual abuse case involving a teenager have been sentenced. 29-year-old Edgar Ramos was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of possession of child pornography and solicitation of a minor. A judge suspended a 10-year sentence for 21-year-old Damon Koop and says he must serve…

Police Searching for Three Teen Vandalism Suspects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are asking for your help to identify three vandalism suspects. Police say the suspects are teenagers, but they caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to a popular Sioux Falls business in just a matter of minutes. Todd Heath is the Corporate Operations Department manager at Cars for Sale. Heath says employees don’t…

Sioux Falls Man Pleads No Contest to Child Porn Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  A Sioux Falls man has pleaded no contest to seven child pornography charges. 48-year-old Mark Ullrich was originally charged with 25 counts of possession of child pornography in March of 2017. Authorities say Ullrich was using his neighbor’s unsecured WiFi connection to download images of children as young as three months old. Prosecutors say many of…

SFPD Investigating Second Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning. Police say they were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of North Sycamore Avenue at around 4 a.m. for a robbery. Police describe the suspect as an African American male who is about 5’8″ wearing dark clothing and a mask. Police…

Grand Forks police: Mother killed 3 children, then herself

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Police say preliminary results show that a Grand Forks mother shot and killed her three children and then took her own life. Astra Volk and her children, 14-year-old Tyler Talmage, 10-year-old Aidan Talmage and 6-year-old Arianna Talmage, were found dead in a rental home Thursday morning after a school asked police for a welfare check….

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Late Night Gunshot Injury

The Call Came In Shortly Before Midnight On West 11th Street

Sioux Falls Police say they responded to a 9-1-1 call late Sunday night around 11pm to W. 11th Street and S. Summit Avenue for a gunshot wound to the leg. They found a 30 year old male with the gunshot wound and quickly had him transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Sioux Falls Police…

4 Arrested for Drugs After Death of Yankton Girl Who Shot Herself

Left to right: Logan Huber, Andrew Johnson, Logan WinderYANKTON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities have arrested three adults and one juvenile for offenses including drug possession and receiving stolen property after a 17-year-old girl took her own life in Yankton. Police Chief Brian Paulsen told the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan on Thursday that officials are waiting for a…

Authorities investigate woman’s slaying in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a woman in Davenport. Officers dispatched after a 911 call early Friday morning found the wounded woman. Police say she died later at Genesis Medical Center-East. Her name hasn’t been released. Iowa Criminal Investigation Division agents are trying to find out what happened. No arrests have been reported.

SD man sentenced for drug, illegal sexual activity charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Federal authorities say a 49-year-old Rapid City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for methamphetamine distribution and transporting people with the intention of hiring them to be prostitutes. Officials say Darryl Graham has been sentenced to five years in custody and then six years of supervised release for the drug distribution charge….

Retired priest’s invasion of privacy conviction reversed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Appeals Court has overturned the conviction of a retired Catholic priest who’d been accused of invading the privacy of several students in a high school restroom. The students had complained that the Rev. Paul Monahan repeatedly entered the public restroom during a high school track meet in 2016 and looked at their genitals….