Crime

Sioux Falls Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Fatal Shooting

Ramon Deron Smith Courtesy: Minnesota Department of CorrectionsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting. Police issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Ramon Deron Smith. Police say Smith is suspected of shooting three people, one fatally, on Saturday. The warrant is for Murder Second Degree, Manslaughter First…

Brookings Man Indicted on Rape, Child Porn Charges

BROOKINGS, SD- A Brookings man is facing several charges of rape, sexual contact with a minor, and child pornography charges. Dalton D. Lenger, 23,  was indicted by a Grand Jury on 15 charges on March 1st. Court documents say between July of 2017 and February 2019, Lenger allegedly raped two children under the age of 13 in Brookings County. He…

Police Investigating Brutal Assault on Sioux Falls Grandmother

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s hard to believe someone would want to hurt Kay Odle. The 68-year-old grandmother has spent her life travelling with her family across South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa to spread her faith. Tonight, she’s in the hospital after someone nearly beat her to death. This is what Kay Odle usually looks like: a happy, smiling grandmother….

Holler Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Faces Life in Prison

CANTON, S.D. –  19-year-old Dylan Holler and the state have reached a plea deal. On Friday, Holler pleaded guilty to manslaughter for shooting another teenager in August 2017. KDLT’S Allison Royal was in the emotional courtroom Friday morning. Holler has pleaded guilty for killing Riley Stonehouse. Stonehouse was 17 years old when he died. According to the prosecution, Holler signed…

SD State Prison To Release “High Risk Inmate” on Friday

YANKTON, S.D. – The Department of Corrections is planning to release an inmate they’ve classifed as “high risk.” Inmate Moses Waggoner, age 24, is currently finishing up a 3-year sentence for aggravated assault from Yankton County. Waggoner’s sentence expires on September 30, 2018. However, that day falls on a weekend, so law enforcement plans to release him on Friday, September…

Officers Respond to Report of Gunshots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Officers are on the scene of a hotel near South Lyons Boulevard and 12th Street in Sioux Falls. A 911 caller said someone had a gun and opened fire just before 8 p.m. on Saturday. Police are searching the area for what they call a “suspicious subject.” Police say they haven’t found evidence of gunshots so…

One Dead In Overnight Sioux Falls Shooting

Sioux Falls Police Still Investigating

Sioux Falls police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Falls Park Drive around 9:54pm Sunday night to an apparent shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two victims. Both were taken to an area hospital where one later succumbed to their injuries. The police are still investigating. Stay with KDLT News for the latest updates. Categories: Crime, Local News, News…

Dentist Facing Charges Against Inmates at Minnehaha County Jail

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A dentist at the Minnehaha County Jail is accused of inappropriately touching female inmates. According to court documents the instances of alleged abuse include 5 women this year. “You know obviously they are very serious charges,” said Sheriff Mike Milstead. Dr. Andrew Heinisch faces four felony and four misdemeanor charges, including two counts of attempted sexual acts…

Sioux Falls Businesses Report String of Thefts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several business owners in Sioux Falls believe they are the victims of a serial thief. They claim a young woman is responsible for stealing several wallets and spending thousands of dollars at places like walmart and walgreens. Several stores have filed police reports and are hoping someone will recognize this woman. Businesses say they can’t believe this…

Noem, Local Businesses Talk Rising Crime Rates

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Drug crimes are increasing which is motivating Sioux Falls business owners and officials on finding a solution to keep the community safer. “It surprises me to still hear that people don’t feel that crime is a problem in Sioux Falls because the numbers and the stats that we see will say the opposite. Its growing and it’s…

Murder Suspect Appears in Court After Fatal Weekend Stabbing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man charged with murder appeared in court today. It all stems from a Saturday altercation where his brother was stabbed to death and a 17-year-old was seriously injured. Police say two brothers headed to an apartment on 42nd and Willow in Sioux Falls on Saturday to start an altercation with a 17-year-old. Police…

Police Investigating After Fatal Stabbing in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A stabbing Saturday night left one dead and another injured. Around 9:2o that night police were called to the scene of the 1900 block of W. 42nd street. Two victims were taken to the hospital. A 26-year-old Sioux Falls man died from his injuries while the other is being treated for injuries and is expected to survive. A…

Man Charged For Fatally Shooting Roommate

Watertown, S.D.- Police were called to this home in northwest Watertown overnight. They found the body of 30-year-old Seth Murray.  He had been shot in the head.  The man who called police is Murray’s roommate, 30-year-old Donald Herron. He was arrested and charged with 1st degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm. Police believe alcohol played a role in…

Teenage Suspect In Double Homicide In Custody

Crystal Habben, 19, was arrested Tuesday morning and booked at the Minnehaha County Jail.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The teenage suspect in a Sioux Falls double murder investigation has been arrested, after she contacted law enforcement. 19-year-old Crystal Habben was taken into custody in Mitchell and brought to the Minnehaha County jail. According to court documents, she’s facing charges for concealing a homicide and first degree attempted robbery. Prosecutors say Habben called law enforcement…

Sioux Falls Police Respond to Another Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Friday evening just before 8pm,  the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to the SpringHill Suites Marriot near 41st street and West Empire place for an armed robbery. KDLT was on the scene. Police say the suspect is a black male, and 5’8″ to 5’10” tall. Police alleged he was wearing a blue over black coat…

Two Dead In Sioux Falls Shooting

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Police are investigating after a shocking morning in northern Sioux Falls. Two men were killed in a shooting outside of an apartment complex. Police have not named any suspects, however they are searching for two persons of interest. Those two people are 34-year-old Manuel Jesus Frias… and 27-year-old Maria Shantel LeClaire. Police believe both have information on…

New Charges For Brandon Mom, Son Accused In Shootings

  ROCK RAPIDS, IA – There are new charges tonight against a Brandon woman and her teenage son, these coming from across state lines. Police believe the mother and son are responsible for a pair for drive by shootings in Northwest Iowa. A search of Artis Kattenberg’s home in Brandon found a cache of weapons ammunition and tactical gear that…

Nine People Arrested For Drug Bust Near Elementary School

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Nine people are faces drug charges after arrests on the 3000 block of South First Avenue Monday morning. Police say they received reports of people stopping by the house for only a few minutes at a time: a red flag for law enforcement. “This started out with tips about possible drug use,” said Officer Sam Clemens…