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Judge Sets Bond For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Light Wife On Fire At $500,000

Sioux Falls Police: 'a mere push of the thumb would have been catastrophic'

The Sioux Falls man accused of assaulting and pouring gasoline on his wife and then attempting to set her on fire appeared in court for the first time Friday. The judge set 45-year-old Pai Yang’s bond at $500,000 cash. “The thing with domestic violence cases, and especially when you have somebody who is in the side of the relationship where…

UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe

UPDATE: Sioux Falls police say Brian Azure has been found and is safe.  Police gave that update just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. Brian Joseph Azure, 32, is described as 5’9”, weighing about 210 pounds with a shaved head and glasses. He was last seen…

FULL STORY: Sioux Falls Woman Shares ‘Bad Feeling’ About Suspicious Man At Empire Mall

Facebook Posts About Several Encounters Going Viral

Several people are sharing the same warning to others on Facebook. The posts describe encounters with what appears to the be the same man hanging out in and around the Empire Mall. Both strange and scary, the posts are now going viral. “I had a really, really bad feeling about it.” Taelyn Phillips says she was at the Empire Mall…

SF Police Arrest Man After Pulling Him From Big Sioux River

Sioux Falls Police say they had to rescue a man, who they believe was on drugs, from the Big Sioux River on Saturday. Thirty-seven-year-old Marlin Siers was arrested for disorderly conduct and ingesting. Police say they were called to 14th Street and 1st Avenue just before 8-30 for a man yelling at people and walking in the streets. They say…

Brookings Man Sentenced In Large Illegal Drug Case

PIERRE, S.D.- A Brookings man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for conspiring to distribute large amounts of illegal drugs. Authorities began investigating 20-year-old Luis Cabrera last year when they intercepted packages linked to him that contained more than 2 pounds of heroin and about 5 pounds of meth. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Cabrera pleaded…

FULL STORY: Police: Man Charged After Attempting To Rape Woman In SF Garage

A man is behind bars after police say he attempted to rape a woman inside a garage in central Sioux Falls. They say the woman was rescued after someone heard her screaming. Fifty-year-old Sergio Marroquin is facing up to 16-and-a-half years in prison; charged with 2nd degree attempted rape and 4 counts of simple assault. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam…

Police: Man Arrested For Pulling Up Beside Cars, Masturbating While Talking To Passengers

A Minnesota man was arrested in Sioux Falls after police say he pulled up to at least two cars in business parking lots and masturbated while talking to the passengers. Thirty-year-old Cody Scholten of Steen, Minnesota is charged with three counts of indecent exposure, one of them involving a child. Police say both incidents took place on Saturday. They say…

SF Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping, Strangling, Biting Girlfriend

A Sioux Falls man was arrested after police say he kidnapped, strangled and bit his girlfriend. Among other charges, 28-year-old Anthony Bissell was arrested for simple and aggravated assault domestic, kidnapping and false imprisonment. Police say Bissell had been arguing with his girlfriend all day on Saturday. When she tried to leave at around 8 p.m., police say Bissell took…