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South Dakota Crime

Woman Gets 22 Years For Binging On Drugs When Child Died

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Crime

LAKE ANDES, S.D. — A woman accused of binging on drugs for nearly two days while a toddler lay dead in a closet in her South Dakota home was sen...

Inmate Who Wishes He'd Killed More Guards Will Be Executed

AP | DAVE KOLPACK and KRISTI EATON | Posted 12.15.2012 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota man who beat a prison guard with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap to kill him during a failed esca...

Ceremonial Tobacco Suit Gets Major Support

Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting Native American inmates in their lawsuit challenging South Dakota's ban on tob...

Counterfeit Nitwits: Scammer Photocopied Bills (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 02.12.2012 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- It didn't take special training for workers in South Dakota to spot the fake $20 bills that were being passed off as real money t...

Barkeeper Charged With Raping 3 Girls Faces More Accusations Involving Minors

AP | CHET BROKAW | Posted 01.28.2012 | Crime

PIERRE, S.D. — A bar owner already charged with raping three girls, including a 12-year-old, after plying them with drinks last month, faces fre...

Death Penalty For Inmate Who Killed Guard With Pipe

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 12.27.2011 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota inmate was sentenced to death Thursday for killing a prison guard by bashing him with a pipe, covering his mo...

Tourists At Wild West Show Shot With Live Bullets

AP | CHET BROKAW | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

PIERRE, S.D. -- One of the participants in a mock Old West gun battle in South Dakota fired live ammunition instead of using blanks, wounding three to...