Crime

Texas Mom Arrested After Baby Drowns In Bathtub

Authorities Say The Mother Was On Social Media

(NBC) – Police in Reno, Texas say a six-month-old baby drowned in the bathtub while her mother was on social media. Twenty-one-year-old Cheyenne Summer Stuckey was arrested and charged with injury to a child. Parker County investigators say Stuckey initially told them she left the child in the tub for only a couple of minutes and returned later to find…

South Dakota County Plans Program To Keep Youth Out Of Jail

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A judge has approved a program that Davison County’s lead prosecutor hopes will keep more juveniles out of the court system. State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins says he’ll base the program off a model in New Jersey that directs youth away from the justice system while still holding them accountable for their actions. Judge Steven R. Jensen’s…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested for Threatening His Children with A Firearm

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars for threatening his children with a gun Saturday night. Chad Allen Johnson was arrested for simple and aggravated assault as well as possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Police say they were called to a neighborhood in the northeast part of town just before 9 o’clock. When they arrived at the home, police…

Defenders Seek $350,000 For South Dakota Death Penalty Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Pennington County Public Defender’s Office is asking the county for about $350,000 to help defend a man facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend. The extra costs in Jonathon Klinetobe’s case involve expert evaluations, travel expenses and witness fees. The 27-year-old Klinetobe, of Sturgis, is charged with first-degree murder for…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested On Rape, Assault Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 54-year-old man is arrested on assault and 3rd degree rape charges after neighbors say they heard violent arguing for several nights. Police say James Dynowski was arrested yesterday evening after neighbors in the 4400 block of Solberg Avenue heard arguing with a woman and called police. Police say neighbors had been concerned around midnight the…

Michigan Man Arrested On Fraud Charges In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police arrested a Michigan man after he tried buying cell phone lines at two different stores with fake identification. Police say around 3 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into a cell phone business located on 41st in Sioux Falls and attempted to buy three phones with three different lines. Employees of the business thought…

Sioux Falls Woman’s Car Window Shot Out While Driving

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -A Sioux Falls woman says her car window was shot out while she was driving on 57th Street last night. The incident happened near the intersection of 57th and Sertoma Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night. The shot is believed to come from a BB gun or a pellet gun which shattered the passenger side window. The…

Police: Guns Stolen From Unlocked Home In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux falls police are investigating two burglaries on the city’s Southwest side that may be related. Police say it happened sometime between Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon near 7 Oaks Drive and Copper Ridge Road. Police say 5 long guns and 1 handgun were taken from an unlocked home. A report of a stolen purse from…

Pine Ridge Man Pleads Not Guilty In Abuse, Death Of Child

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pine Ridge man accused of abusing a young child and causing her death has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him. Twenty-three-year-old Zachariah Poor Bear is charged in federal court with first-degree murder along with assault and child abuse counts. Court documents indicate the child was younger than three and died of…

Teen Allegedly Threatens Others With Handgun Over Snapchat Argument

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An argument on social media led a teen to allegedly threaten others with a handgun over the weekend. According to Captain Loren McManus with the Sioux Falls Police department, authorities received a report of reckless driving near the Wal-Mart on Louise Avenue Sunday night. When police arrived, they found two vehicles driving quickly through business parking…

Police: Man Shot in the Foot Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Saturday night. Police responded to the area of 49th Street and Terry Avenue around midnight for reports of shots fired. When police arrived, everyone including the victim fled the scene at the time. Police say at a later time, a man arrived at a local hospital…

Fentanyl: Severe Pain Drug Turned Abused Substance

Two Large Busts In Three Months Show National Epidemic Reach Into South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On Wednesday, the Safe Trails Drug Task Force and DCI agents arrested Trevor Harden, 19, in Chamberlain. They allege Harden had an estimated 20,000 fentanyl pills with a street value of $500,000. It’s the second large fentanyl bust in the state in three months. In April, a man was arrested with 1,000 fentanyl pills in Mitchell….

Fugitive Polygamist Sect Leader Arrested In South Dakota

Lyle Jeffs Was Arrested Wednesday Night At A Marina Near Yankton

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Lyle Jeffs, an FBI Most Wanted polygamous sect leader, was arrested in Yankton Wednesday night. Jeffs escaped home confinement in 2016 while awaiting a trial on an alleged food stamp fraud scheme in Utah. Eric Barnhart, FBI Secret Agent in Charge in Salt Lake City, UT, said assistance from the public helped them dial in their…

Attempted Stolen Fridge Sale Leads To Arrest In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man is in custody after trying to sell a stolen fridge on Facebook. 36-year old Nicholas McMahon was arrested for possession of burglary tools and stolen property yesterday. A storage unit owner found their lock cut, and that a fridge, television and carpet cleaner were stolen. Authorities say the owner called them back…

Police: Grandparent Scammed Out Of $4,000

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman was scammed out of thousands of dollars as part of what police call a grandparent scam. Police say the 80-year-old received a phone call yesterday from someone claiming to be a friend of her granddaughter. The person on the phone told the woman that her granddaughter was arrested on drug charges and…