Crime

Man Accused In Fatal Rapid City Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man has pleaded not guilty in a Rapid City shooting that left one man dead. 21-year-old Maricelo Garcia pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Clinton Farlee.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Motion Filed To Move Alexander Lingor’s Case To Juvenile Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- 16-year-old Alexander Lingor was in Minnehaha County court today. He's facing second degree murder, as well as manslaughter charges after a high-speed car crash left another teenager Kareem Cisse, dead back in February. Lingor has been charged…

Rapid City Fugitive Apprehended After Lengthy Standoff

RAPID 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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Two USD Football Players Arrested On Rape Charges

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.…

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…

5 DWI Arrests Made In Weekend Saturation Patrol

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police handed out 96 tickets during a saturation patrol Saturday night. Police had 14 extra officers on duty between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday night. Police say they made five DWI arrests, gave…

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…

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