Aberdeen American News
Two Eagle Butte, S.D., men have been convicted of kicking and beating a man who was inside a tent, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. They were sentenced on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting. Andrew Good Eagle, 19, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. Christian Marshall, 27, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
An Eagle Butte, S.D., man convicted of assault by strangulation has been sentenced to 50 months in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Carl Iron Hawk, 39, will be on supervised release for three years following his release.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - An Aberdeen man facing charges of murder, arson and burglary has waived his right to a jury trial and will instead pursue a trial at which a judge will determine his guilt or innocence, according to his attorney. Court documents filed last week in the Day County case for Jose A. Quinones-Rodriguez, 36, list an acknowledgement of his rights and waiver of his right to a jury trial. Defense attorney Tom Cogley said his client has elected to pursue a trial with a judge — legally called a court trial.
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A man faces up to two years in prison after authorities discovered a handgun was mailed from a Rapid City post office. During a hearing last week at the federal court in Rapid City, Kohl Hammer pleaded guilty to illegally mailing that gun. Authorities say Hammer's package was mailed to a Canton address. Inside was a handgun and ammunition, court records show.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Roberts County Sheriff Korey J. Ware was found guilty Thursday of aggravated assault. After about an hour of deliberation, a Brown County jury of nine men and three women returned the verdict. Sentencing will be later, according to the Brown County Clerk of Court's Office. Ware, 28, of Sisseton was charged with aggravated assault in connection to an incident in the early morning of Oct. 6 at The Zoo, a bar, in which Ware punched the victim, Taylor Kwas, and broke his jaw.
MILBANK, S.D. - After a train and vehicle crashed in Milbank at the Lloyd Street intersection Monday, Feb. 25, all rail crossings in the city are closed. Two engines and 23 rail cars derailed, according to a news release from the Milbank City Administrator's Office.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A $100,000 cash bond has been set for one of two people arrested in connection to the Feb. 3 shooting of an apartment building on the east side of Aberdeen. Douglas Jeremy Wilson, 30, and Brittney Elise Springs, 28, both of Aberdeen, were taken into custody, according to a news release from the Aberdeen Police Department. The apartment building was struck by gunfire 16 times. No one was injured. "Police have determined that the nexus for this shooting was a disputed drug transaction," according to the release.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Scary. That’s the word Barry Schmiess used to describe the early February shooting at an apartment building he owns in Aberdeen. It’s also a word that Emily Erickson would use — especially since her 4-year-old daughter had spent two weeks in the apartment with Erickson’s mother, Carol Burhans, just before the incident. Sixteen gunshot markings — including three that made it through a window — were found on the exterior of the southwest building of Elmwood Manor Apartments in Aberdeen. The investigation began Feb. 4.
ASHLEY, N.D. - A Tuesday morning fire has closed a portion of the Ashley Medical Center in North Dakota. According to a Feb. 12 post on the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department Facebook Page, everybody at the hospital was safe. "Ashley Medical Center will be on diversion till further notice. No (emergency room) patients will be brought to Ashley. They will be diverted to Wishek," the post read. According to KQDJ radio in Valley City, the damage was not extensive, but an evacuation was needed because of smoke damage.
MOBRIDGE, S.D. - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman after her body was found at a mobile home park in Mobridge Tuesday morning, Jan 8, according to a news release from Walworth County State's Attorney Jamie Hare. Hare said the cause of the woman's death has been determined to be hypothermia. The woman, who Hare said is believed to be about 58, was lying on the ground near her mobile home. She was found by a neighbor. The neighbor reported the woman to law enforcement, who then discovered that the woman was dead, Hare said.