Crime

Death penalty withdrawn for 2nd man in murder-for-hire case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Pennington County prosecutors have withdrawn the prospect of the death penalty for a second suspect in an alleged murder-for-hire case. The Rapid City Journal reports that prosecutors have announced they will not seek capital punishment…

Man gets 5 years in prison for stealing grain from family

MOUNT VERNON, S.D. (AP) - A Mount Vernon man accused of stealing $400,000 worth of grain from a Davison County farm family has been sentenced to serve five years in prison and pay restitution. Authorities alleged that 48-year-old Merle Northrup…

Former day care worker pleads not guilty to child abuse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A woman accused of physically abusing children at the Sioux Falls day care where she worked has pleaded not guilty to 28 counts of child abuse. Authorities allege 31-year-old Teresa Gallagher and another female employee…

Mother charged with child endangerment for death of son

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines woman has been charged for the death of her 6-month-old son. Court records say 33-year-old Latyia Johnson was arrested Monday and is charged with child endangerment resulting in death. The records don't…

Aberdeen Police Arrest Man After Hours-Long Standoff

ABERDEEN, S.D. - A man who barricaded himself inside an Aberdeen residence is in custody. Police responded to a home in the 500 block of North Main Street about 8 p.m. Wednesday night, after a report of a man threatening…

Aberdeen police use tear gas, stun gun to end standoff

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - A man who barricaded himself inside an Aberdeen residence is in custody. The American News reports police responded to the residence about 8 p.m. Wednesday after a report of a man threatening a family member with…

Plea withdrawal motion filed in medical laser scheme

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man convicted in a nearly $17 million illegal medical laser scheme is trying to withdraw his guilty pleas. Larry Lytle's motion cites ineffective counsel among other things. Lytle pleaded guilty in January…

Authorities Seize $445K In Ongoing Fentanyl Distribution Case

PIERRE, S.D. - Authorities say they have seized an additional $445,220 in an ongoing fentanyl distribution case. The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation related to arrests made in October 2017. 28-year-old Cory Poelstra and 23-year-old Carissa Sayler were both…

Two More Arrested In Connection With Fatal Watertown Stabbing

WATERTOWN, S.D. - Authorities in Watertown have arrested two more people in connection with a deadly stabbing that occurred Monday night. On Monday, authorities charged 38-year-old Jeremy Steinberg with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the alleged stabbing death of…

Watertown Man Arrested For Murder

WATERTOWN –  A homicide investigation is underway after an overnight stabbing. The Codington County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38-year-old Jeremy Steinberg of Watertown Tuesday morning at 9:55 a.m. He is charged with 2nd degree murder and aggravated assault in the stabbing death…

Aberdeen Pawn Shop Owner Sentenced To 5 Years For Meth

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - An Aberdeen businessman who admitted to keeping methamphetamine in the basement of his downtown pawn shop has been sentenced to serve five years in prison. Police in October 2016 raided what was then called Aberdeen Pawn…

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