Crime

Accused county worker sentenced to jail on drug charge

IPSWICH, S.D. (AP) - An Edmunds County Highway Department worker caught dumping drug paraphernalia at a county gravel pit has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. The American News reports that 33-year-old David Becker, of Northville, received credit Thursday…

Arrest Made in Keystone Fatal Shooting

KEYSTONE, S.D. - Authorities have made an arrest in a fatal shooting in Keystone and identified the person who died. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Ty Scott of Keystone died from a single gunshot wound Wednesday. The incident…

Lincoln County Officials Warn Residents of Mail Theft

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. - The Lincoln County Sheriff's office is warning residents after multiple people reported stolen mail. The say several mailboxes were rummaged through last night in the Lake Alvin area. Authorities are instructing residents to remove mail from…

2 more people sentenced in deadly Spearfish drug ring

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Two more Spearfish residents have been sentenced for their roles in the illegal and deadly drug trade in the city. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that 26-year-old Marcus Pelletier was sentenced to serve a year in…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Monday Night Burglary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police are investigating a burglary in Sioux Falls that has left a business without tens of thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment. Police say the burglary happened at around 11:3o p.m. on…

Former postmaster ordered to pay more than $353,000

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man has been ordered to pay a civil judgment of more than $353,000 for defrauding his employer - the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Craig Christeson, while he was employed…

Man Accused Of Killing Child Pleads Not Guilty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A McLaughlin man accused of abusing and killing a child on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-one-year-old Kenneth Chase faces murder, child abuse and child neglect charges…

Brown County Standoff Ends Peacefully

CLAREMONT, S.D. (AP) - A standoff involving law officers and an armed man holed up in a barn in Brown County ended peacefully after nearly 20 hours. The incident involved a 53-year-old man who refused to leave the barn southwest…

Nebraska woman gets new trial date for Iowa murder trial

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A trial has been rescheduled for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in northwest Iowa. Court records show the attorney for 20-year-old Melissa Camargo-Flores, of Dakota City, Nebraska, wanted more time…

Police Warn Against Peddling Scams in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police are warning Sioux Falls residents about door to door peddling scams. Police say two men sold a debit card to pay for oil changes to a 62-year-old victim in the 700 block of East 73rd…

Man gets 50 years for fatal hammer beating of another man

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A Burlington man who used a claw hammer to beat another man to death has been given 50 years in prison. Des Moines County District Court records say Layton Tapscott was sentenced Friday. He'd pleaded guilty…

Prison inmate convicted of assaulting officers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota prison inmate has been convicted of assaulting two correctional officers. A Minnehaha County jury found 25-year-old James Dornbusch guilty of four counts of assault against a Department of Corrections employee, felonies that…

Former Sioux Center teacher pleads guilty to abusing child

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) - A former Sioux Center private school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child and agreed to a 15-year prison sentence. The Sioux City Journal reports Curtis Van Dam pleaded guilty Monday in U.S.…

Man arrested in Tucson will face Iowa murder charge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man in Arizona who faces a murder charge in the 2015 shooting death of a Des Moines man. Des Moines police say U.S. marshals on Friday arrested a suspect in the…

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