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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…

The Revolving Door: Meth Addiction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every year, many meth users leave incarceration only to circle back.  Some spend a few months locked up, but it takes their body much longer to recover from the drug.  That means when people get out of jail their addiction is often stronger than they are.  So, how can South Dakota stop this revolving door? If you…

Two Inmates Nearly Die From Narcotics Overdose In Minnehaha County Jail

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two Minnehaha county jail inmates nearly died yesterday after overdosing behind bars. Sheriffs say both were experiencing cardiac and respiratory arrest, clinging to life. It was a close call. Two inmates both overdosed on an unidentified narcotic. “We had two drug overdoses in our jail within minutes,” said Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead. The two received medical…

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…

Man Accused Of Punching 12-Year-Old Son, Assaulting Other Relatives

SIOUX CITY, Iowa- A Sioux City man has been accused of punching and choking his 12-year-old son and assaulting other members of his family. Court records say 35-year-old JT Ring is charged with child endangerment causing serious injury, two counts of assault, one count of domestic abuse assault and with violation of parole. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call…

Inmate Placed On Escaped Status

Robert Running Shield, 51, left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization

RAPID CITY, S.D.- A state prison inmate has been placed on escape status after walking away from a minimum-security facility. Robert Running Shield, 51, left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization Monday evening. Running Shield is described as a 6″1′ Native American male weighing approximately 170 pounds with partially gray hair and brown eyes. Running Shield is currently…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested After Overnight Standoff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls man was arrested following an overnight standoff. Police were called to the area of Bahnson Avenue at around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night for a suspicious vehicle. As officers investigated and the situation unfolded, a SWAT standoff stemming from a domestic issue developed. A 58-year-old Sioux Falls man was arrested for misdemeanor stalking. Police have…

Suspect In Slaying On Pine Ridge Reservation In Custody

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption RAPID CITY, S.D. The suspect in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation late last month is in custody. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder against 26-year-old Thomas Brewer after the slaying of Shawn Stevens on Nov. 30. The FBI earlier this month included Brewer on its most-wanted list. Rapid City…

Rapid City Man Gets 20 Years For Assault On Jail Guard

A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 20 years in custody for assaulting a guard at the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center. Eighteen-year-old Nateo Bordeaux was accused of attacking guard Robert Luedtke during an escape attempt in July 2015 that involved two other inmates. Bordeaux was only 17 years old at the time but was charged as an…