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Authorities Recapture Jail Inmate Who Fled In Northwest Iowa

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – Authorities say officers have captured an inmate who assaulted a jailer before fleeing custody in northwest Iowa. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office says the 19-year-old attacked the jailer around 7:20 p.m. Friday and then fled out a door the jailer had just opened at the jail in Estherville. The inmate was apprehended 45 minutes later by an…

Roberts County Sheriff-Elect Facing Assault Charges

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The sheriff-elect of Roberts County is facing assault charges after an Oct. 6 incident in Aberdeen. Twenty-eight-year-old Korey Ware, of Sisseton, was arrested Thursday in Britton for allegedly assaulting a 30-year-old man. Authorities didn’t immediately release details. Ware defeated Tim Farmen in the Republican primary for Roberts County sheriff in June. He’s unopposed next week in the…

No Jail For Chamberlain Man Accused Of Assaulting 8 Year Old Boy

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A Chamberlain man who slammed a 13-year-old boy’s head against a table multiple times while drunk has been given a suspended jail sentence. Forty-three-year-old David Bies was accused of assaulting the boy on July 8 after being kicked out of a bar. The boy was eating at the time. Bies initially was charged with simple assault…

3 Arrested in Connection with Fatal Stabbing in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D.- It’s quiet now, but Monday night this neighborhood on the Southwest side of town had emergency responders on the scene outside of a residence. “Law enforcement got a call of a stabbing that had occurred at the 900 block of 39th Street Southwest,” said Watertown Sheriff, Brad Howell. The stabbing victim, 28-year-old Christopher Spotts, was taken to the hospital…

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Using Golf Club In Assault

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wounded Knee man accused of using a golf club as a weapon has pleaded not guilty in federal court. Authorities allege 50-year-old Virgil Left Hand Sr. used a golf club to assault another man in Wounded Knee in September, causing serious injury. Left Hand is scheduled for trial Feb. 6. He could face up to…

Mission Man Convicted Of Assaulting Federal Officer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of assaulting a federal officer. Authorities say 34-year-old Roger Watts fought with a Rosebud Sioux officer who was trying to arrest him for possessing stolen property in January. The officer suffered a knee injury. A U.S. District Court jury recently convicted Watts of…

Minnesota Man Accused Of Repeatedly Punching Newborn

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. (AP) – A Little Canada man is accused of severely injuring his newborn son by repeatedly punching the crying 4-week-old child in the face. 23-year-old Johnny Taylor is charged with first-degree assault for assaulting his child. The baby was taken to a hospital emergency room after the Sunday incident and eventually admitted to intensive care. Doctors said…

Man Convicted In Deadly Beating On Reservation Sentenced

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man convicted of instigating the deadly beating of another man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in July 2015 has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison. A jury in June found 26-year-old Calmer Cottier guilty of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit assault in the killing of 30-year-old…

Man Sentenced For Assaulting Officer On Tribal Campus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man has been sentenced to two yours in prison for assaulting a federal officer on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Authorities say a bat-wielding 23-year-old Richard Peneaux came at a tribal officer who had responded to a disturbance report on the Sinte Gleska University campus on March 23. The officer pepper-sprayed Peneaux, who then fled…

Mitchell Man Charged After Hitting Woman with Vacuum

27-year-old Jacob Stulken is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her mother

MITCHELL, S.D. – A Mitchell man accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend with a vacuum cleaner and punching her mother has pleaded not guilty. Authorities allege 27-year-old Jacob Stulken entered the residence of his ex-girlfriend without permission on Oct. 10, punched her in the face multiple times and hit her on the head with a vacuum cleaner. Stulken also allegedly punched…

Family Donates Assault Victim’s Organs To Those In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Watertown family is dealing with an unexpected loss. Forty-year-old Jeremy Buol lost his life Wednesday in a result of an assault late Saturday night. Buol was taken to a hospital in Watertown, and then transported to Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. Like many families in this situation, Jeremy’s mom, brother and aunt followed him hoping…

Victim In Watertown Assault Case Dies From Injuries

WATERTOWN, S.D. – The Codington County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating an assault that has left one man dead. Deputies were called to the South Fork Lounge in Watertown just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Arriving deputies arrested 28-year-old Jason Endres for simple assault on 40-year-old Jeremy Buol. Buol was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital…

Police: SF Cab Driver Charged With Aggravated Assault After Pointing Gun At Other Driver

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls cab driver is behind bars after police say he pulled a gun on another cab driver. Fifty-eight-year-old Jozef Barszcz is charged with aggravated assault. Police say Barszcz was parked behind another driver at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport last night. When the light turned green for the other driver to move forward to pick…

$1 Million Bond In Assault And Kidnapping Case

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Bond is set at $1 million for a man accused of kidnapping, assaulting and burglarizing a woman in Custer County. Authorities say Harry Evans was armed with a gun and a knife when he broke into the house of an acquaintance Wednesday night, sexually assaulted her and kidnapped her. The 59-year-old Pringle man appeared in court…

Authorities Seek To Charge Man In Park Assault Death

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are seeking to charge a Rapid City man in the fatal assault of a woman last month in a park. Rapid City police and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have requested a warrant for the arrest of the 46-year-old man on a charge of second-degree manslaughter. He’s already in jail on other charges. The…

Police: Man Faces Assault, Kidnapping Charges After Argument With Ex

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police arrested a man on assault and kidnapping charges after police say he beat and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend during an argument. Police say at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, 24-year-old Byron Hunter was at his ex-girlfriends apartment located near Bailey Street and West Avenue in Sioux Falls. Hunter was reportedly there to pick-up a…

Complaint: Woman Plays Dead To Avoid Continued Assault

GREGORY, S.D. (AP) – A Gregory man is accused of severely beating a woman who said she played dead in order to end the assault. Court documents say 35-year-old Whitney Tyler Covey told investigators the woman “got what she deserved” in a July 13 assault that went on for 45 minutes. The charges against Covey accuse him of slamming the…

Fort Thompson Woman Sentenced For Assaulting Federal Officer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson woman has been sentenced to four months in custody for assaulting a federal officer. Authorities say 31-year-old Megan Azure struck a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer in the face with her head while in the Lower Brule jail on tribal charges in March 2015. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Azure pleaded guilty in…