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05 26, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Tim Holmgren, on April 27, 2016, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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05 25, 2017

South Dakota Recognizes National Missing Children’s Day

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to observe National Missing Children’s Day today.

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05 23, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins $18.5M Settlement with Target Corporation over 2013 Data Breach

Attorney General Jackley today announced that South Dakota has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach. South Dakota will receive $174,248 as part of the settlement.

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05 19, 2017

Anonymous Texting Program Project Stand Up

Project Stand Up was launched statewide yesterday and the anonymous drug tip line is already being utilized.

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05 18, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize All Quantities of Marijuana

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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05 18, 2017

Court Upholds Law Enforcement Authority to Perform Search After Citizen’s Arrest

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the ability to perform a search incident to a citizen’s arrest in the case of State v. Lee.

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05 18, 2017

Law Enforcement Introduces Anonymous Texting Program to Combat Illegal Drug Use

Attorney General Marty Jackley, Sanford Health, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety announce the rollout of Project Stand Up- a statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities.

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05 17, 2017

Lyman County Man Indicted on Murder Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County States Attorney Steve Smith announce that Gerald Raymond Brink, 36, Vivian, was indicted today by a Lyman County grand jury.

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05 15, 2017

Community Partners Wanted for Aging Gracefully Expo this Fall

Attorney General Marty Jackley is pleased to announce a collaboration of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and the South Dakota State University Extension Office to expand the Aging Gracefully Program (AGE) statewide.

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05 15, 2017

Law Enforcement Memorial Service Scheduled

Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to ask South Dakotans to take a moment to reflect on the contributions that police officers make to our communities and to honor those officers who have been lost in the line of duty.

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05 10, 2017

Attorneys General Call for Federal Policy Change to Expand Authority to Address More Resident Abuse Cases

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 38 Attorneys General in signing onto a National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) letter urging the U.S. government to change its policy so that state attorneys general could use federal funds to investigate and prosecute a wider range of Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, including those that happen at home.

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05 08, 2017

Lyman County Man Arrested on First Degree Murder Charge

PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County States Attorney Steve Smith confirm that Gerald Raymond Brink, 36, Vivian, was arrested Saturday, May 6, 2017, on one count of first degree murder. The penalty for first degree murder, class A felony, is a mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary or death.

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05 06, 2017

Aurora County Man Found Guilty in Sex Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Aurora County States Attorney John Steele announced that an Aurora County jury has returned a verdict finding Christian Thomas, 43, Plankinton, guilty of twenty-six counts.

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05 04, 2017

Minnehaha County States Attorney Aaron McGowan Honored and States Attorney Officers Elected

The South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association honors Minnehaha County States Attorney Aaron McGowan as Prosecutor of the Year.

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05 03, 2017

Update to Lake County Law Enforcement Standoff

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley, McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris and Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg confirm that the investigation into the Lake County law enforcement standoff will continue and potential criminal charges are under review. The subject, who was identified as Matthew James Rumbolz, 37, Montrose, did not sustain any injuries.

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05 02, 2017

Lake County Standoff Continues

Attorney General Marty Jackley, McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris and Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg confirm that several law enforcement agencies continue to negotiate with an armed subject in rural Lake County.

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04 28, 2017

Attorney General's Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Rapid City

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Thursday, April 27, 2017, at approximately 5:09 p.m (MST). The incident occurred at 1751 Harmony Heights Lane in Rapid City.

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04 28, 2017

Sioux Falls Man Violates Bond Conditions in Terrorist Threat Case

PIERRE, S.D.– Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman confirm today that Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, 45, Sioux Falls, who was arrested on April 21, 2017 on one count of terrorist threat and possession of methamphetamine, is back in custody.

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04 25, 2017

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Rapid City

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event

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04 25, 2017

Davison County Man Arrested on Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Mitchell Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation have arrested Jacob Davin Hubbs, 20, Mitchell, as a result of a search warrant served in Mitchell on Monday, April 24, 2017. Over 1,000 fentanyl pills and $11,000 were seized

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04 21, 2017

South Dakota Juvenile Sentencing in Jensen Case Upheld as Constitutional

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the South Dakota Supreme Court has reiterated that South Dakota’s amended Juvenile Statutory Sentencing Scheme complies with U.S. Supreme Court Case Law and affirms Paul Dean Jensen’s sentence for the murder and kidnapping of Michael Hare.

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04 21, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Regarding Same-Sex School Facilities

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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04 21, 2017

Sioux Falls Man Charged with Terrorism Threat

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman confirm today that Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, 45, Sioux Falls, has been arrested by the Sioux Falls Police Department and charged with one count of terrorist threat, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000. During a search of Jaber’s residence law enforcement seized firearms as well as methamphetamine.

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04 11, 2017

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Deadwood

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event:

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04 07, 2017

SAVIN System Highlights Crime Victims’ Rights Week

As part of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to recognize the progress in the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN).

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04 06, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge of Affordable Care Act’s Tax on South Dakota’s Insurance Health Plan

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a challenge filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by 16 Attorneys General.

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04 06, 2017

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Buffalo

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event:

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04 05, 2017

Davison County Man Sentenced for Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute in a Drug Free Zone

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Jordan Lee Muntefering, 27, Mitchell, was sentencing to 20 years with 5 suspended on two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a drug free zone, methamphetamine.

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04 03, 2017

South Dakota Attorney General’s Office Celebrates Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to remind South Dakotans that this week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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03 31, 2017

South Dakota Juvenile Sentencing in Charles Case Upheld as Constitutional

PIERRE S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the South Dakota Supreme Court has held that South Dakota’s amended Juvenile Statutory Sentencing Scheme complies with U.S. Supreme Court Case Law and affirms Daniel Charles’ sentence for his role in the murder of Duane Ingalls.

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03 28, 2017

AG Ballot Explanations Released for Two Initiated Measures on Legalizing Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Attorney General Explanations for two proposed initiated measures have been filed with the Secretary of State.

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03 28, 2017

Brule County Man Sentenced in Kimball Armed Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig announced today that Donald Gerald London, 44, Kimball, was sentenced to 75 years with 45 suspended in the state penitentiary on three counts of felony aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.

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03 28, 2017

Sanborn County Man Sentenced in Manslaughter Case

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Sanborn County States Attorney Jeffrey Larson announced today that Matthew Walter Novak, 33, Woonsocket, was sentenced to 40 years in the state penitentiary for the death of Jennifer Ann Gibson

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03 27, 2017

AG Jackley Joins State Attorneys General and Mississippi Governor in Support of Temporary Immigration Policy

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 12 State Attorneys General and Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi in a lawsuit supporting the President’s power to temporarily suspend entry into the United States of two limited classes of identified aliens.

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03 27, 2017

AG Jackley Joins State Attorneys General and Mississippi Governor in Support of Temporary Immigration Policy

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 12 State Attorneys General and Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi in a lawsuit supporting the President’s power to temporarily suspend entry into the United States of two limited classes of identified aliens.

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03 24, 2017

Platte Man Sentenced in Grand Theft by Law Enforcement Case

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig announced today that Brian William Biehl, 48, Platte, was sentenced to 5 years in the state penitentiary and a $10,000 fine.

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03 24, 2017

Bon Homme County Man Convicted by Jury for Rape and Sexual Contact with a Minor

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Bon Homme County States Attorney Lisa Rothschadl announced today that a Bon Homme County jury returned a verdict finding Paul Michael Brewer, 41, Tabor, guilty of 3 counts of rape in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine and 2 counts sexual contact with a child under the age of 16, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and/or a $30,000 fine.

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03 23, 2017

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Assault on Correctional Officer

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that State Penitentiary inmate Aaryn Anthony Arango, 28, pled guilty to assault by inmate, intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids or human waste, SDCL 22-18-26, a Class 6 felony, from an incident occurring last July in the Penitentiary.

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03 20, 2017

Crime in South Dakota 2016 Publication Released

Local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies have continued to cooperate and strengthen efforts to fight crime in South Dakota.

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03 17, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus in Support of Ban on Dismemberment Abortion

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined 22 State Attorneys General in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief filed in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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03 15, 2017

Meade County Man Sentenced in Manslaughter Case

– Attorney General Marty Jackley and Meade County States Attorney Kevin Krull announced today that Berton Toavs, 33, Faith, was sentenced to 110 years for the first degree manslaughter of Eliza Edgins and 100 years for the first degree manslaughter of Nathan Gann. Toavs pled guilty to the both counts of first degree manslaughter on December 21, 2016.

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03 14, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge to Support Validity of Plea Resulting in Deportation of Noncitizen

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by 20 Attorneys General in support of the United States in Lee v. United States.

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03 14, 2017

Gregory County Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact and Distribution of Controlled Substance to a Minor

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced that Donald Kevin Story, 52, Dallas, was sentenced yesterday by Sixth Circuit Court Judge Brown to 25 years in the State Penitentiary.

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03 14, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Praises 2017 Legislature for Enhancing Public Safety

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed Attorney General sponsored legislation into law. All are listed below.

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03 13, 2017

AG Jackley Joins Challenge to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s Structure

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by 15 Attorneys General. The brief challenges the constitutionality of a restriction on the President’s power to remove the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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03 10, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Releases Top 10 Consumer Fraud Complaints as Part of National Consumer Protection Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the top 10 consumer complaints reported to his office in fiscal year 2016.

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03 09, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Commends U.S. Attorney General Sessions’ Renewed Commitment to Combat Violent Crime

Attorney General Marty Jackley commends U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ commitment to targeting violent crime nationwide.

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03 08, 2017

Criminal Prohibition of Direct Conflicts of Interest by Public Officials Passes Full House

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 27, the Attorney General sponsored bill to Prohibit Certain Direct Conflicts of Interest By Public Officials has passed the full House.

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03 03, 2017

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division to Participate in National Consumer Protection Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) kicks off next week and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division will join with federal, state and local government agencies and national organization to celebrate this 19th annual event.

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03 01, 2017

AG Jackley Meets with EPA Secretary Pruitt and Applauds President’s Position on WOTUS

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that President Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps Engineers (Corps) to review their rule defining “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS Rule) under the Clean Water Act.

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03 01, 2017

AG Jackley Meets with the President, Vice President and U.S. Attorney General to Coordinate Fighting Crime

Yesterday Attorney General Marty Jackley met with President Trump, Vice President Pence and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss strengthening public safety, including addressing violent crime, human trafficking, and controlled substances from our southern borders.

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02 28, 2017

South Dakota Attorney General Jackley Meets With U.S. Attorney General Sessions on Public Safety

Attorney General Marty Jackley and other leaders of the National Attorneys General met with the new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about strengthening public safety, including addressing violent crime, human trafficking, and controlled substances from our southern borders.

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02 28, 2017

Yankton Woman Pleads to Embezzlement of Property Received in Trust

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that Cora Sharon Van Olson, 50, Yankton, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of property received in trust.

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02 27, 2017

South Dakota AG Jackley and Virginia AG Herring to Launch National Campaign for Child Rescue

A group of top U.S. law enforcement leaders is launching an ambitious new campaign to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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02 27, 2017

AG Issues Official Opinion Relating to “Vote Trading” and “Vehicle Bills”

Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an Official Opinion on whether “vote trading” and “vehicle bills” are prohibited.

 


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01 20, 2017

Grandparent Scam Continues to Target South Dakota Seniors

Attorney General Marty Jackley is again warning South Dakota seniors that the grandparent scam has resurfaced targeting all parts of the state.

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01 17, 2017

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Rapid City

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event:

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01 13, 2017

Bill to Allow the Release of Certain Booking Photographs Passes Full Senate

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 25, a bill providing the release of certain booking photographs has passed the full Senate in a vote of . The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill on Thursday, January 12.

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01 13, 2017

Preliminary Autopsy Results Released in Inmate Death

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that preliminary autopsy results have been released for inmate Moses Dubray and indicate that cause of death was homicide.

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01 12, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns Against Travel Scams and Timeshare Resellers

It is that time of year again when people are planning winter trips to warmer regions and may be faced with advertisements to buy a timeshare or travel package. Attorney General Jackley would like to offer some advice on how to better protect you when contemplating these types of purchases.

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01 12, 2017

Gregory County Man Pleads to Sexual Contact with a Minor and Distribution of Controlled Substance to a Minor

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced today that Donald Kelvin Story, 51, Dallas, pled guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, methamphetamine, class 2 felony, punishable by to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine and one count of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine.

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01 11, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Appoints Standing Rock Officer to Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of David Lawrence, Chief of Police with the Standing Rock Agency to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission.

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01 11, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Provigil Users to File Claim Before April Deadline

Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding consumers who feel they may be entitled to a recovery under the Provigil settlement to file their claim before the April 13, 2017 deadline.

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01 11, 2017

Escaped Inmate Found Deceased in Fall River County

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Moses Dubray, 32, inmate at the Rapid City Community Work Center was found deceased along SD Hwy 89 earlier today.

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01 10, 2017

Backpage.com Suspends Controversial Sexual Advertising in Human Trafficking Fight

South Dakota Attorney General Marty J. Jackley confirms that Backpage.com has suspended its sexual advertising in relation to the ongoing human trafficking fight.

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01 09, 2017

State Forensic Lab Completes Project for Testing all Rape Kits

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota Forensic Lab (SDFL) has completed the testing of all rape kits from law enforcement agencies in South Dakota. Untested rape kits have become and continue to be a national concern.

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01 06, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Tara Hartse, on December 7, 2016, in Lake Norden, South Dakota.

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01 06, 2017

COURT ORDERS BERGET’S COUNSEL TO SUBMIT COMPETENCY REPORT

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Circuit Court Judge Hoffman has ordered Berget’s counsel to submit a report addressing whether Berget is mentally disabled before further ruling on State’s Motion to Dismiss.

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01 04, 2017

Attorney General Jackley’s 2017 Legislative Package

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Attorney General’s proposed legislative package for 2017 will include a request that our Legislature consider and enact the following:

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01 03, 2017

Sanborn County Man Pleads to First Degree Manslaughter

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Sanborn County States Attorney Jeffrey Larson announced today that Matthew Walter Novak, 33, Woonsocket, pled guilty to manslaughter in the first degree.

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12 30, 2016

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Arrest Spearfish Man for Enticement of a Minor

Attorney General Marty Jackley and United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced today that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Spearfish Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations have arrested Nicholaus Tripp, 28, Spearfish, South Dakota, on one count of Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b).

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12 29, 2016

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Curtis Wayne Adams, Sr., on December 3, 2016, in Yankton, South Dakota. The Division of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol

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12 21, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Announces First Round Winners of Anti-Meth Campaign Contest

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the winners of the first round of the statewide “NO.METH.EVER.” contest.

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12 21, 2016

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Authorizing a Physician to Prescribe Life-Ending Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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12 21, 2016

Sixth Circuit Court Issues Order for Preliminary Injunction Enjoining and Declining to Sever Portions of Initiated Measure 22

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Sixth Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has issued an Order Enjoining and Declining Severability in the Initiated Measure 22 lawsuit.

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12 19, 2016

Day County Man Arrested for Grand Theft Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Gary Podzimek, 58, Bristol, has been indicted by a Day County Grand Jury.

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12 14, 2016

Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund.

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12 13, 2016

Six South Dakota Women’s Prison Inmates Indicted on Drug Related Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that six inmates in the South Dakota Woman’s Prison were indicted by a Hughes County grand jury on drug related charges.

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12 09, 2016

Circuit Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Initiated Measure 22 Lawsuit

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has issued a preliminary injunction in the Initiated Measure 22 lawsuit.

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12 08, 2016

Attorney General Jackley and 42 Other Attorneys General Reach $19.5 Million Settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota and 42 other Attorneys General, reached a $19.5 million dollar settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

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12 08, 2016

Update to Lake Norden Police Department Shooting

The Attorney General’s Office confirms that Chief Jimmy Murphy was the Officer involved in the shooting that occurred on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in Lake Norden.

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12 07, 2016

AG Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Lake Norden

AG Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Lake Norden Police Department, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at approximately 5:37 a.m.

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12 07, 2016

Two Arrested on Methamphetamine Related Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley, Beadle County States Attorney Mike Moore and Jerauld County States Attorney Dedrich Koch announced today that two individuals were arrested as a result of search warrants served in Huron and Alpena on the morning of Monday, December 5, 2016.

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12 06, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Issues Official Opinion Relating to Marsy’s Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an Official Opinion on the implementation of Marsy’s Law as it relates to release of auto accident reports to the public, the release of street addresses where crimes occur, and the names of victims in crime report logs or law enforcement radio traffic requested.

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12 06, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Work-At-Home Scams

It is that time of year when people are looking to put a little extra cash in their pockets.

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12 06, 2016

19th Annual Pie Day Scheduled for Saturday December 10th

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the 19th Annual Pie Day will be held on Saturday.

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12 06, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Encourages Cautious Charitable Giving

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to beware of those potentially exploiting victims of the Copper Lounge collapse in Sioux Falls.

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12 04, 2016

AG Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Yankton

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday, December 3, 2016, at approximately 10:21 p.m.

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12 02, 2016

Brookings County Individuals Indicted on Sex Abuse and Child Porn Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brookings County States Attorney Clyde Calhoon announced today that four individuals have been indicted by a Brookings County Grand Jury on numerous sexual abuse and child pornography charges.

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11 30, 2016

AG Jackley Forms Task Force to Address Marsy's Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the formation of a Marsy’s Law Task Force to work on the interpretation of the law and to address issues surrounding its implementation.

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11 30, 2016

Missing Waubay Woman's Body Found

Law Enforcement announced the body of Janita Abraham, 60, Waubay, was found today in a small body of water off U.S. Highway 12 in Day County. No additional details surrounding the death are being released at this time.

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11 29, 2016

Law Enforcement Seeks Information on Missing Woman

The Day County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking information regarding the disappearance of Janita Abraham, 60, Waubay.

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11 23, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Provides Holiday Shopping Tips

The holiday shopping season begins earlier each year and this year is no exception with the lure of pre-Black Friday deals and advertisements filled with one-of-a kind specials.

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11 23, 2016

South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Diaz Conviction

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of Maricela Nicolasa Diaz for the murder of Jasmine Guevara.

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11 22, 2016

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Regarding Same-Sex School Facilities

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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11 22, 2016

Bertram Sentenced to Life for Death of his Fiancé

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced today that Russell Ray Bertram, 63, Sioux Falls, was sentenced to life with no opportunity for parole.

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11 16, 2016

Paige Wilbur Bock Appointed by Attorney General Jackley to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of Paige Wilbur Bock of Sioux Falls, SD to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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11 16, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Coordinating Efforts to Implement Marsy’s Law

South Dakota voters have passed Marsy’s Law, Constitutional Amendment S, supporting victims’ rights.

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11 15, 2016

Campbell County Death Investigation Concluded

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Campbell County Sheriff Lacey Perman confirm today they have concluded their investigation into the death of Mark Dean Bechtold, 53, Herreid.

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11 09, 2016

Campbell County Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Arson

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Campbell County State’s Attorney Mark Kroontje announced that Lori Brandner, age 42, was sentenced yesterday.

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11 07, 2016

South Dakota Joins Wolf Release Challenge to Protect State Wildlife Management and Livestock Interests

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that South Dakota has joined 16 other states in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief that argues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) was properly enjoined by the Federal Trial Court from further release of Mexican wolves pending permits from the State of New Mexico. The brief was filed in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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11 07, 2016

Grand Theft Arrest in Brule County

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig confirm that Brian William Biehl, 47, Platte, has been arrested.

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11 07, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus to Protect Religious Freedom

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined 12 other State Attorneys General and the Governors of Kentucky and Mississippi in an amicus or “friend of the court” urging the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the religious freedom of students in the Birdville Independent School District (BISD).

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11 01, 2016

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Redfield

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event:

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10 26, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Addresses Research and Development for Medical Marijuana Derivatives with the FDA and DEA

Attorney General Marty Jackley continues to work with the FDA and DEA to address research and development for medical marijuana and its derivatives.

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10 26, 2016

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Wessington Springs

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event:

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10 18, 2016

Omnicare, Inc. to Pay $28.125 Million Healthcare Fraud Settlement

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to reach an agreement with Omnicare Inc.

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10 12, 2016

South Dakota Resolves Goat Island Dispute

The state of South Dakota has entered into a settlement agreement with the state of Nebraska and federal authorities to resolve a lengthy dispute over Goat Island, a 500-acre strip of land in the Missouri River.

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10 12, 2016

Mellete County Jailer Sentenced on Accessory to a Felony Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Mellette County States Attorney Zach Pahlke announce that Kimberly K. Dewes, 47, White River, was sentenced today.

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10 11, 2016

Presidential Candidates on 2016 General Election Ballot

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Secretary of State Shantel Krebs jointly clarify the South Dakota general election ballot with regard to Presidential Candidates.

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10 07, 2016

Open Meetings Commission to Convene in Aberdeen

The Open Meeting Commission will meet on October 14, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. (MST) at Beulah Williams Library, Aberdeen, SD.

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10 07, 2016

State Attorneys General Reach Settlement with Retailers USA Discounters

Attorney General Marty Jackley and 49 other State Attorneys General announced a settlement with retailer USA Discounters, also doing business as USA Living and Fletcher’s Jewelers.

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10 07, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Comments on the Backpage.com Arrest

Attorney General Marty Jackley comments on the arrest of the CEO from Backpage.com.

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10 04, 2016

Law Enforcement Investigating Suspicious Death in Sisseton

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at approximately 5:45 a.m., the Sisseton Police Department responded to a report of a unresponsive individual at a residence in Sisseton.

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10 03, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Joins Legal Challenge to Protect Children from Sex Trafficking

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined 20 other State Attorneys General in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief, challenging a decision granting Backpage.com broad protection from civil liability even when it took active steps to promote sex trafficking of children.

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09 28, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge to Federal Government Withholding of Education Funds over Transgender

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that South Dakota has joined 18 other State Attorneys General and the Governors of Kentucky and North Carolina in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief, challenging the federal government’s withholding of education funds over transgender.

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09 26, 2016

Bertram Convicted for Murder by Gregory County Jury

Gregory County Jury has returned a guilty verdict finding Russell Bertram guilty of first degree murder.

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09 21, 2016

Lawrence County Man Arrested on Several Charges after Discharging Weapon

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Clayton Chase Maynard, 32, Spearfish, was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault.

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09 19, 2016

National Heroin and Opiate Awareness Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley is encouraging South Dakotans to participate and follow National Heroin and Opiate Awareness Week.

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09 16, 2016

State’s Smoking Ban Upheld

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Second Circuit Court Judge John Pekas has granted the State’s Motion for Summary Judgement in Rick Law and Intrepid Ventures Operations, LLC, World Wide Holdings, Inc. and Interactive Holdings, Inc. v. State of South Dakota.

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09 15, 2016

Two Indicted on Drug Charges in Davison County

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that two individuals have been indicted by a Davison County Grand Jury on drug related charges. Charges stem from a probation search of a residence belonging to Jordan Lee Muntefering.

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09 15, 2016

Several Indicted on Drug Charges in Davison County

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that four individuals have been indicted by a Davison County Grand Jury on drug related charges. Case stemmed as a result of a search conducted at parolee Jared Nespor’s residence.

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09 13, 2016

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Rapid City

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event:

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09 12, 2016

Sanborn County Man Indicted on Murder Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a Sanborn County grand jury has indicted Matthew Walter Novak, 33, Woonsocket, S.D.

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09 09, 2016

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Ehkhu Poe on August 14, 2016, in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

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09 06, 2016

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Makes an Additional Arrest

Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have arrested one additional individual as part of the recent sex trafficking operation.

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09 01, 2016

Lyman County Woman Sentenced for Accessory to a Crime

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today Dayna Wells, 28, Oacoma, was sentenced.

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09 01, 2016

Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund.

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08 31, 2016

Sanborn County Man Arrested on Second Degree Murder Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Matthew Walter Novak, 33, Woonsocket, has been arrested on one count of second degree murder, class B felony, penalty is a mandatory life sentence

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08 31, 2016

Sanborn County Homicide Victim Identified

Attorney General Marty Jackley has identified Jennifer Ann Gibson, 25, Woonsocket, as the victim in Sanborn County homicide case.

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08 31, 2016

Hughes County Jury Convicts Aberdeen Man

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brown County States Attorney Larry Lovrein announced a Hughes County jury returned a guilty verdict today.

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08 30, 2016

Sioux City Man Wanted on Felony Warrant

Local Law Enforcement are seeking the public’s help in locating a Sioux City, Iowa man with an outstanding felony warrant out of Bon Homme County.

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08 29, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Appoints Vitek to Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of Jo Vitek of Watertown to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission

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08 26, 2016

A. G. Jackley and the National Association of Attorneys General to Host Opioid Abuse Training in Sioux Falls

Attorney General Marty Jackley will host an Opioid Abuse Consumer Protection Training in Sioux Falls on Monday August 29, 2016, at the South Dakota Medical School.

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08 25, 2016

Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have conducted investigations into sex trafficking in Rapid City.

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08 24, 2016

Subject in Brule County Amber Alert Activation to Face Felony Charges in Washington

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig announced that Paul Brown, 38, Maple Valley, WA, the subject of the August 8th Amber Alert is being returned to Washington state to face felony charges.

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08 23, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus to Protect Second Amendment Rights

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief seeking to protect Second Amendment rights.

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08 16, 2016

Tea Man Arrested on Possession of Child Porn Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County States Attorney Tom Wollman announced today that the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division has arrested Monte Bender.

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08 16, 2016

Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Rollout

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the rollout of the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) System.

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08 15, 2016

Aberdeen Man Arrested in Connection to Sunday’s Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Ehkhu Hser Poe, 21, Aberdeen, has been arrested.

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08 14, 2016

Attorney General’s Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Aberdeen

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Aberdeen Police Department is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Sunday, August 14, 2016, at approximately 12:10 a.m.

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08 12, 2016

Circuit Court Allows Initiated Measure 21 to Remain on 2016 General Election Ballot

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has ruled that the Secretary of State was correct when she determined Initiated Measure 21 contained enough signatures to be placed on the November 2016 general election ballot.

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08 10, 2016

Press Conferences to be Held to Announce SAVIN System

Attorney General Marty Jackley will hold two press conferences to announce the rollout of the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN).

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08 10, 2016

Turner County Man Sentenced in Rape and Incest Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Benjamin Thomas, 35, Centerville, was sentenced in First Circuit Court

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08 09, 2016

Amber Alert Results in Brule County Arrest

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney Dave Natvig announced today that Paul Brown, 38, Maple Valley, WA, was arrested on one count of abuse of or cruelty to a minor, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/ or $30,000.

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08 09, 2016

Circuit Court Denies Marijuana Measure on 2016 General Election Ballot

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has denied Melissa Mentele 's request to place an initiated measure involving marijuana on the November 2016 general election ballot based upon an insufficient number of valid signatures.

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08 05, 2016

Attorney General’s Office Secures Recovery for Consumers on Provigil

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a $125 million, 48 state settlement with Cephalon and affiliated companies (“Cephalon”).

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08 04, 2016

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Sioux Falls

SD Child Identification Program Event in Sioux Falls

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08 03, 2016

Charges Filed in Connection with Marijuana Grow Facility in Flandreau

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that one individual has been indicted by a Moody County grand jury for his role in the marijuana grow facility located on Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe grounds.

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08 01, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Begins Roll Out of “NO. METH. EVER.” Statewide Campaign and Competition

 

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the statewide Methamphetamine Awareness Campaign that is kicking off with a competition for all South Dakota Colleges and Universities this fall.

 

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08 01, 2016

AG Jackley and other State Attorneys General Make the Corps of Engineers Aware of the Federal Court’s Injunction of WOTUS

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the he and other State Attorneys General have filed comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal

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07 28, 2016

State Reaches Civil Settlement with Advanced EyeCare in Medicaid Fraud Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has reached a civil settlement agreement with Advanced EyeCare, P.C., of Sioux Falls, SD, in a case involving Medicaid payments.

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07 27, 2016

Joint Law Enforcement Investigation Leads to Seizure of Heroin and Methamphetamine

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a joint law enforcement investigation has lead to the seizure of 2 pounds of Black Tar Heroin and 5 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine.

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07 25, 2016

Law Enforcement Appreciation Lunch to be Held at Criminal Justice Center

A law enforcement appreciation lunch will be held at the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center in Pierre on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

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07 25, 2016

Man Indicted and Arrested in Lawrence County Theft Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lawrence County States Attorney John Fitzgerald announced today that Chad Lucas Cordell, 31, Vale, was indicted.

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07 21, 2016

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Dylan Huff on June 22, 2016, in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

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07 12, 2016

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced in Aggravated Assault Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced that Nicholas C. Speckmeier, 30, Sioux Falls, pled guilty yesterday to 2 counts of aggravated assault and 2 count of ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Trandahl to 30 years in the state penitentiary.

 

 

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07 12, 2016

Campbell County Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Arson for Insurance Proceeds

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Campbell County States Attorney Mark Kroontje announced that yesterday Lori Brandner, 42, Herreid, decided not to elect a retrial and plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson from insurance proceeds.

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07 08, 2016

State of South Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Bathroom Mandate

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined a lawsuit filed today in Nebraska Federal District Court against the U.S, Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice over the bathroom mandate.

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07 07, 2016

Federal District Court Denies Rhines’ Motion for Relief in Capital Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota has denied Charles Russell Rhines’ motion for habeas corpus relief and to amend the judgment.

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06 29, 2016

Lyman County Woman Pleads Guilty to Accessory to a Crime

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today Dayna Wells, 28, Oacoma, entered a guilty plea to one count of accessory to a crime, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine.

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06 29, 2016

AG Jackley Announces Settlement with Volkswagen Over Emission Fraud

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined 37 other states and jurisdictions in a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million

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06 28, 2016

Two Arrested in Connection to Body Found in Grant County

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen confirm that two individuals have been arrested for the homicide death of Tess Morgan Monae White of West Allis, WI.

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06 27, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Arrested in Salem Pharmacy Burglary

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Kyle Even Hurden, 25, Upper Strasburg, PA, has been arrested.

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06 24, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Awarded Highest Honor by Fellow Attorneys General

Attorneys General from across the country honored Attorney General Marty Jackley with the group’s top award last night in Vermont.

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06 24, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Passes Gavel in Final Meeting as NAAG President

The 2016 National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Summer Meeting has come to a close and Attorney General Marty Jackley has finished his term as President.

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06 23, 2016

President's Immigration Executive Orders Remain Unenforceable Under US Supreme Court Decision

President Obama's Immigration Executive Orders Remain Unenforceable Under USSC Decision

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06 22, 2016

Law Enforcement Seeking Public’s Help in Burglary in McCook County

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the McCook County Sheriff’s Office confirm that the Salem Community Drug Store was burglarized last evening at approximately 11:17 p.m.

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06 22, 2016

Attorney General’s Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Hot Springs

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Hot Springs Police Department is investigating the officer involved shooting.

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06 21, 2016

Circuit Court Grants Sentence Modification for Gann Valley Woman in Manslaughter Case

Circuit Court Grants Sentence Modification in Manslaughter Case

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06 20, 2016

Attorney General Jackley to Lead Final National Attorneys General Meeting as President

Attorney General Marty Jackley will conclude his 2015-2016 National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) presidential term this week at the NAAG Summer Meeting in Vermont, June 21-23, 2016.

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06 20, 2016

South Dakota E-book Purchases to Begin Receiving Credit from Apple Price-Fixing Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota residents who purchased electronic books (E-books) should begin receiving account credits or checks.

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06 16, 2016

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pay $154 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations

South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., paid kickbacks to improperly promote various drugs and medical devices.

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06 14, 2016

South Dakotans Asked to Recognize Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

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06 13, 2016

Attorney General Jackley to Address State Attorneys General and District Attorneys on National Office

PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley, as Chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General, will welcome attendees of the NAAG Conference on National Effective Protocols and Practices for Officer Involved Shootings, June 16-17, Las Vegas, NV.

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06 09, 2016

Women’s Prison Inmates Sentenced in Prison Methamphetamine Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that two additional inmates from the South Dakota Women’s Prison, who were charged in November 2015 for methamphetamine use, were sentenced yesterday by Circuit Court Judge John Brown.

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06 09, 2016

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Belle Fourche

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event:

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06 08, 2016

State of South Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Bathroom Mandate

State of SD Joins Lawsuit Against Bathroom Mandate

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06 07, 2016

S.D. to Join State Attorneys General Challenge to Federal Bathroom and Locker Room Mandate

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota will join other State Attorneys General in challenge to President Obama’s letter directive to school districts threatening both civil rights litigation and the withholding of educational funds to the States.

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06 06, 2016

Turner County Jury Convicts Centerville Man in Rape and Incest Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a Turner County Jury has found Benjamin Thomas, 35, Centerville, guilty

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06 01, 2016

Law Enforcement Continues to Seek Public Assistance in Hummel Death Investigation

PIERRE, S.D –Law Enforcement continues to search for information that may assist in the Alicia Hummel homicide investigation. Alicia Marie Folkers Hummel, 29, Sioux City, Iowa, was found in the late afternoon on June 1, 2015, near the boat dock at Myron Grove, also known as the Highline Area of Clay County.

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