Crime

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…

Pierre police use less-than-lethal ammo to end standoff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Police in Pierre used less-than-lethal ammunition to end an early morning standoff with a man who claimed to have a gun in a parking lot. KCCR radio reports that officers responded to the scene about 1…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Homicide Suspect Arrested In Joint Law Enforcement Effort

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. UPDATE: According to Sioux Falls police and the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, murder suspect Abraham Darsaw was arrested Monday evening without incident.  No further details have been released.  Stay with KDLT…

Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Fatal Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police have issued an arrest warrant for a 24-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting near Falls Park on Sunday night. The arrest warrant was issued for 24-year-old Abraham Garnawu Darsaw. Darsaw is being…

Iowa Authorities Arrest Escaped Minnehaha County Inmate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Authorities in Iowa have arrested an inmate who escaped from a Minnehaha County jail last week. Authorities say on Saturday, Altona, Iowa police were responding to a suspicious vehicle call. Police determined the vehicle was stolen…

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