Crime

Police, SWAT Surround Townhome In Connection With Double Homicide Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police have arrested four people after police and SWAT were called to a townhome in southeastern Sioux Falls. Police say they received a tip that Manuel Frias, a double homicide suspect, may be hiding in a townhome located on 54th Street and Dubuque Avenue. When police arrived two people were leaving the townhome and…

Three Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff Tuesday Night

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three people have been arrested after an hours-long standoff in Sioux Falls. While looking for the double homicide suspect, Manuel Jesus Frias, the name Amy Crandall came up during their investigation. Minnehaha County deputies located Crandall at an apartment complex on 6th Street on Tuesday around 5 p.m. Deputies arrested Dakota Wohlers, who was renting the…

2 Charged In Des Moines’ 1st Homicide Of 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have arrested two suspects in Des Moines’ first homicide of 2018. On Wednesday police charged 45-year-old William Burton III and 36-year-old Crystal Purdy. Court records don’t list the names of attorneys who could comment for the two. Police say officers and medics sent around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a shooting found the body…

Suspect Surrenders In Des Moines 1st Homicide Of 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a suspect has surrendered in Des Moines’ first homicide of 2018. Police identified the victim Wednesday as 39-year-old Cory Channon. Officers and medics sent around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a reported shooting found Channon’s body. He’d been shot in the chest. A few minutes later the suspect contacted police and then surrendered….

Missouri Man Gets 15 Years For Robbing Iowa Bank

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A Missouri man with a record of robberies has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a bank heist in eastern Iowa. Court records say 60-year-old Peter Lundberg, of St. Ann, Missouri, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Davenport. Records show Lundberg has two prior federal convictions for bank robbery and one state…

Woman Ruled Incompetent For Trial In Sister’s Slaying

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Chicago woman accused of killing her sister in Des Moines has been found incompetent to stand trial. The Des Moines Register reports that a judge issued the ruling last week for 31-year-old Ieisha McDuffy. Judge Health Lauber says McDuffy suffers from a disorder that prevents her from appreciating the charges against her or aiding…

Two Arrested After Standoff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two suspects have been arrested after a warrant service turned into a Police standoff. Sioux Falls Police say at approximately 5 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 4700 block of E 6th St. to assist the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force in the apprehension of two individuals who had been wanted on numerous felony warrants….

Arrest Made In Double Murder Case

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Police arrested a teenage suspect in a Sioux Falls double murder investigation, after she contacted law enforcement. 19-year-old Crystal Habben was taken into custody in Mitchell and brought to the jail in Sioux Falls. She’s facing charges of concealing a homicide and first degree attempted robbery. According to prosecutors, she set up the drug deal which turned…

New Trial Date For Man Charged With Killing Grandfather

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (AP) – A new trial date has been scheduled for a northwest Iowa man accused of stabbing to death his 84-year-old grandfather and setting the man’s home aflame. Court records say the trial of 20-year-old Santos Rodriguez Jr. was set to begin Tuesday. The judge granted the defense attorney’s request for more time to prepare and set…

Belle Fourche City Servers Hacked; No Data Compromised

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) – City officials in Belle Fourche don’t believe any sensitive information was compromised when city servers were hacked. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the attack happened Thursday. Officials believe it originated in Russia and Nigeria. Payroll and human resources clerk Nora Erhart says the hackers locked city staff out of their computers, but officials don’t…

Man Arrested In Shooting Of Northern Iowa School Bus

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 32-year-year-old Forest City man faces two charges connected with the shooting of a school bus. No one was injured in Friday’s incident, when a bus window was shattered by a shot from a pellet gun. Authorities say Martin Tindall is charged with felony intimidation with a dangerous weapon and with misdemeanor criminal mischief. He’s…

Teenage Suspect In Double Homicide In Custody

Crystal Habben, 19, was arrested Tuesday morning and booked at the Minnehaha County Jail.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The teenage suspect in a Sioux Falls double murder investigation has been arrested, after she contacted law enforcement. 19-year-old Crystal Habben was taken into custody in Mitchell and brought to the Minnehaha County jail. According to court documents, she’s facing charges for concealing a homicide and first degree attempted robbery. Prosecutors say Habben called law enforcement…

Irving Jumping Eagle Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison For Stabbing Wife to Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Minnehaha County judge sentenced Irving Jumping Eagle to 100 years behind bars for the fatal stabbing of his wife Alicia last year. KDLT’s Allison Royal was inside the courtroom where the father and veteran took the stand on Monday. “Justice was served,” said Katie Lovstad, Alicia’s sister. “The states did an awesome job.” “We’re just…

New Updates In Sioux Falls Double Murder

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Two men were found shot last Friday morning after Sioux Falls police responded to the scene outside an apartment building off of West Rice Street. The victims are 28-year-old Samuel Louis Crockett and 30-year-old Corey James Zephier.  Zephier died at the scene while Crockett died after being taken to the hospital.  Police believe this was a drug…

Woman Found Dead Following Pursuit Was Homicide Victim

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general says an autopsy confirms the death of a California woman found in the back seat of an SUV following an interstate chase is a homicide. Marty Jackley said Monday that preliminary results show 58-year-old Michelle Walsh died from head and neck injuries. Her body was discovered after Highway Patrol troopers chased and…

Missing Florida Teen Found In Minnesota, 2 Arrested

CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) – A missing Florida teen has been found in Minnesota where two people have been arrested in the disappearance. The 17-year-old girl was reported missing Friday in Hawthorne, Florida. Authorities believed she was with a 25-year-old man she had met online. Authorities believed they were headed for Caledonia, Minnesota. That’s where they were found Sunday. The mother…

Victims Identified In Friday’s Double Homicide; Police Searching For Third Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police are searching for a third person in connection with Friday’s double homicide. Sioux Falls Police are asking for the public’s help gathering information on the whereabouts of 19-year-old Crystal Maye Habben. Police say she has information regarding the double homicide. Police have also released the victim’s names, 30-year-old Corey Zephier died on scene and 28-year…