Crime

Police: Sioux Falls Man Arrested for Kidnapping 18-Year-Old

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KDLT) – A Sioux Falls man is behind bars after police say he threatened an 18-year-old at gunpoint for refusing to give him a ride at a GreatLife in Sioux Falls. Police say the incident began Sunday night at GreatLife near 69th Street and Southeastern Avenue. Police say 30-year-old Jared Paul Hallstrom entered the business and asked…

Authorities Investigate Suspicious Death in Northwest Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in a home that caught fire in northwestern Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reports that the home that burned Sunday was owned by David Davenport, a longtime real estate agent and developer who died of a stroke Friday at the age of 66. Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew declined…

Minnesota Man Charged After Iowa Chase, Squad Car Crash

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) – A Minnesota man faces multiple charges after a weekend chase in Iowa in which he allegedly crashed into a county sheriff’s squad car. Authorities say 59-year-old Richard Eugene Dennehey, of Brainerd, Minnesota, was arrested Saturday for operating while intoxicated, felony eluding while intoxicated, marijuana and paraphernalia possession and driving with his license revoked. Authorities say the…

Iowa Postal Assistant Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mail Items

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A northwestern Iowa postal assistant has pleaded guilty to a federal theft charge after she was arrested for stealing money and painkillers out of the mail. The U.S. attorney’s office announced the plea Monday from 30-year-old Cassandra Rheuport, of Rolfe. Rheuport pleaded guilty to theft of mail by a postal employee in the U.S. District…

Warrant Issued for Sioux Falls Homicide Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have identified Max Bolden, 36, as a suspect in a fatal weekend shooting. Bolden is wanted on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The warrant carries a $1 million cash bond. Bolden is wanted in connection with a shooting that happened early Saturday morning…

Nebraska Deputy Accused of Fraud Costing Victims Nearly $11M

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska sheriff’s deputy has been charged with fraud in a scheme that authorities say cost his victims nearly $11 million. Federal court records say 44-year-old Craig Harbaugh faces 13 counts of wire fraud and two more of bank fraud for acts committed between October 2014 and October 2019. He pleaded not guilty after an indictment…

Indiana Man Charged with Murder, Rape in 1988 Cold Case

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) – FBI agents have arrested a northwestern Indiana man in the 1988 rape and killing of a mother of four whose body was found in an abandoned home. Fifty-six-year-old Tyrone Andrew McKee was charged Tuesday with murder, rape and other charges in the slaying of 23-year-old Colleen Callahan. Callahan’s body was found in the house in Gary…

Hemp Delivery Driver Arrested in SD Indicted on Drug Charges

FILE – This July 2016 photo provided by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture shows industrial hemp growing in a field in North Dakota’s Benson County. (North Dakota Department of Agriculture via AP,File)RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Colorado man who said he was delivering hemp to Minnesota when he was arrested in South Dakota this summer has now been…

Attorney: 4 Iowa School Districts to Pay $650K Settlement

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) – Attorneys for a child who was sexually assaulted by a teacher at an Iowa school have announced a $650,000 settlement paid by four school districts. Spirit Lake attorney John Sandy says the settlement was agreed to by the school boards of Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux City, Akron-Westfield, and Mediapolis districts. The lawsuit stemmed from the case of Kyle…

Suspected Working Cannon Found During Minnesota Drug Raid

HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) – Authorities found what appears to be a functioning cannon during a drug bust on farmland west of Minneapolis. Agents from a drug task force raided the property north of Hutchinson on Monday and arrested a 59-year old man and a 56-year-old woman. They also recovered several shotguns, an AR-15 rifle, other guns, methamphetamine, marijuana, suspected LSD,…

Nebraska Couple Gets Probation for Malnourished Baby’s Death

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) – An eastern Nebraska couple has been sentenced to five years of probation for the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David Krutina Jr. and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina also were sentenced Monday to perform 80 hours of community service. They live in Louisville. They pleaded guilty in…

Hearing Delayed for Man Charged in Killing of Iowa Student

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) – A hearing to determine whether key evidence can be used against a man charged in the killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has been delayed. Cristhian Bahena Rivera is charged with murder in the July 2018 killing. Prosecutors acknowledged last week that officers didn’t read Rivera his rights during an interrogation before Tibbetts’ body was…

Man Accused of Killing Iowa Pastor Pleads Not Guilty

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) – A man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he beat a pastor to death outside a central Iowa church. Webster County court records say 36-year-old Joshua Pendleton entered pleas Monday to charges of robbery and first-degree murder. His trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 10. Officers sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort…