Crime

Woman must pay back more than $32K she stole from employer

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 55-year-old woman has been ordered to pay back more than $32,000 she stole from her employer in Mason City. Cerro Gordo County District Court records say 55-year-old Melissa Gott, of Mason City, was sentenced last week to three to five years of probation and told to pay restitution to Yesway. She’d pleaded guilty to…

One Killed, Two With Life-Threatening Injuries in Yankton Crash

LESTERVILLE, S.D. –  One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon near Lesterville. Names of three men involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 1983 Ford Mustang was westbound on 430th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went…

Minnehaha Co. Authorities Investigating 7 Explosions Over Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Deputies and surrounding law enforcement agencies are investigating a string of explosions, mostly damaging mailboxes. Last Friday night, a Deputy saw and heard a loud explosion at River Park in Baltic. Authorities determined a sign had been blown up, but the Deputy didn’t see anyone suspicious. Since then, law enforcement is Sioux Falls,…

2 State Penitentiary inmates sentenced for prison attacks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary have been sentenced for separate assaults on corrections employees. The attorney general’s office says 26-year-old Kevin Tripp was sentenced to serve an additional 10 years behind bars, and 25-year-old James Dornbusch had six years added to his time. Authorities say Tripp attacked a Department of Social Services…

Yankton man faces numerous charges in Box Elder incident

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) – A Yankton man accused of shooting at a police officer and briefly taking hostages at gunpoint in Box Elder is facing several charges including attempted murder. The Rapid City Journal reports 31-year-old Justin Littrell also is charged with aggravated assault of an officer, burglary, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and making threats. He also faces drug and…

Brookings Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Raping Two-Year-Old

BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Brookings man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for first-degree rape. 33-year-old Daniel Kramer accepted a no-contest plea deal after a Brookings County grand jury indicted him for the rape of a two-year-old girl in November 2016. Brookings County State’s Attorney Teree Nesvold told KDLT News that she and other officals involved with the…

Alex Lingor’s Parents Agree to Plea Deal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Joseph and Vicki Lingor and the State of South Dakota have agreed to a plea deal. On Thursday, a Minnehaha County judge sentenced the two for their involvement in their son Alex’s crimes. Alex is finishing up 65 days behind bars, with 15 years of probation. That’s for his role in a fatal car collision on…

Driver sentenced to nearly 3 years for playground crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An unlicensed driver has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for leading police on a chase that ended with the man plowing into a Minneapolis playground and injuring three young siblings. Twenty-seven-year-old Kabaar Powell Jr., of Richfield, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty last month to two counts of fleeing an officer. The children’s parents,…

Police: Employees From Two Massage Parlors Arrested, Cited for No License

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police arrested three people and cited two others last weekend after they discovered the employees at two massage parlors in Sioux Falls didn’t have massage licenses. Police say they were doing investigations into massage parlors when they discovered the two businesses had employees giving massages that didn’t have licenses. On Saturday, police arrested two employees and…

Man gets year in prison for theft from low-income program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for stealing from a program that provides legal services to low-income people including on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas. Authorities allege 56-year-old Kevin Lewis embezzled nearly $25,000 while working as an attorney for Dakota Plains Legal Services between 2014 and 2017. He…

Lake County Authorities Searching for Escaped Inmate

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an inmate after he fled from a detention center on Wednesday. Authorities say Keith Bonwell was being held at the Lake County Detention Center on a drug violation charge. They say Bonwell escaped and assaulted an officer. Bonwell was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, and a grey and…

Prosecutors Say Murder Suspect Attempted to Leave the State, Woman Charged as Accessory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police and prosecutors are still putting together the pieces of what happened at the Falls Park Farmers Market Sunday night. Abraham Darsaw, 24, has been charged with grand theft, aggravated assault, manslaughter and second degree murder. Police say he shot two people over “bad blood,” killing one of them. The surviving victim is recovering in the…

Authorities Arrest Suspect in Standoff, Hostage Situation in Box Elder

Courtesy: Pennington County Sheriff’s OfficeBOX ELDER, S.D. – Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Yankton man after a hostage-standoff situation with law enforcement on Tuesday. Authorities say on Tuesday morning, 31-year-old Justin Grant Littrell was armed with a handgun when confronted by Box Elder police in the Prairie View Estates neighborhood. They say Littrell shot a police and police returned fire….

Police: 18-Year-Old Arrested on Accessory Charges in Fatal Shooting Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old girl on accessory charges in connection with a fatal shooting on Sunday. Authorities say in a joint effort between the Sioux Falls Area Fugitive Task Force and SFPD, they were able to locate and arrest 24-year-old Abraham Darsaw Monday evening without incident in the 1200 block of North Prairie Avenue. Darsaw…

Six Arrested in Rapid City Sex Trafficking Sting

Six men are facing charges after a sex sting out of Rapid City. Attorney General Marty Jackley, along with United States Attorney Ron Parsons, Pennington County States Attorney Mark Vargo, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and…

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in child torture case

ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. Hardin County District Court records say 30-year-old Alex Shadlow on Monday entered a written plea to the kidnapping charge. A trial date hasn’t been set. Shadlow’s girlfriend, Traci Tyler, also…

Woman arrested for vandalizing high school

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) – Police have arrested a Belle Fourche woman for vandalism at the local high school. The 59-year-old woman is accused of smashing 43 windows at the school last week causing damage of more than $20,000. An affidavit filed in the case this week in Butte County says police reviewed security camera video and linked a van…