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 while she was in Mitchell and that led to her arrest. They also say she set up the drug deal and knew about the robbery that followed, resulting in two men being shot to death.

Police are still searching for two other suspects. Manuel Frias is wanted for first degree murder. Maria LeClaire has a warrant out for accessory to 1st degree robbery. Police say they’re making headway in the case with Habben in custody.

“She had some pretty key information. We’ve been able to get some of that information from her and so the investigation is still moving forward,” said Officer Sam Clemens.

Frias and LeClaire may be armed, so do not approach them if you see them. Instead call police or crime-stoppers at 367-7007.



SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- According to the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office’s website, 19-year-old Crystal Habben was arrested early Tuesday morning in Davison County and booked at the Minnehaha County Jail.

Habben was wanted for allegedly concealing a felony. She is one of three suspects wanted in connection to last Friday’s shooting that left two dead.

Police say two other suspects in connection with the shooting are still at large. 34-year-old Manuel Frias is wanted for first degree murder and 27-year-old Maria LeClaire for accessory to robbery.

Authorities say Frias and 30-year-old Corey Zephier attempted to rob 28-year-old Samuel Crockett during a drug deal. That robbery resulted in the deaths of Zephier and Crockett.

If you want to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers, they can be reached at 605-367-7007. Police say Frias and LeClaire may be armed, so if you see them, don’t approach them.

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