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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.


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.

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.


Attorney General Jackley Appoints Standing Rock Officer to Law Enforcement Officers 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. He has been appointed to a two-year term effective January 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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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.


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).


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.


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.

A. G. Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Authorizing a Physician to Prescribe Life-Ending Drugs
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

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


Attorney General Jackley Coordinating Efforts to Implement Marsy’s Law
South Dakota voters have passed Marsy’s Law, Constitutional Amendment S, supporting victims’ rights.

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.


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.


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.


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).

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.

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.


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:


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:

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.