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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.


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.

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.


Attorney General Jackley Commends U.S. Attorney Sessions’ Renewed Commitment to Combat Violent Crime
Attorney General Marty Jackley commends U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ commitment to targeting violent crime nationwide.


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. The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill on Monday, March 6, 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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Permit Gains Federal Approval for Firearms Purchases
Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association confirm the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has determined that South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Pistol Permit and Enhanced Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol qualify as alternatives to the background check requirement for firearm purchases.


AG Jackley Applauds Federal Withdrawal of Bathroom and Locker Room Mandate
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice have withdrawn their directive to school districts that threatened both civil rights litigation and the withholding of educational funds to the States.


Brookings County Man Indicted for Aggravated Battery of an Infant
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brookings County States Attorney Abigail Howard announced today that Allen T. Smith, 21, Brookings has been indicted on one count of aggravated battery of an infant, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine and one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine.


Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus to Protect Second Amendment Rights
Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by 26 Attorneys General seeking to protect Second Amendment rights.


South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Edgemont
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:


State Senate passes Attorney General Sponsored SB 27 to Address Criminal Self-Dealings and Conflicts of Interest
Under current South Dakota law, it is only a misdemeanor to engage in self dealings of taxpayer money for personal benefit or gain. See SDCL 5-18A-17.4.


Brule County Man Enters Guilty Plea in Kimball Armed Standoff Case
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Donald Gerald London, 36, Kimball has pled guilty but mentally ill.

Circuit Court Signs Order to Unseal Briefing in Berget Case
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Circuit Court Judge Hoffman has signed an order allowing the briefs in Rodney Berget v. Darin Young to be unsealed.

Bollen Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Joop Bollen, 53, Aberdeen has pled guilty to one count of unauthorized disposal of personal property subject to security interest, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine.

Attorney General Jackley Announces Settlement with Western Union
Attorney General Marty Jackley today announced a settlement with the Western Union Company, resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints of consumers who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes to defraud consumers.


Attorney General Jackley Update on Medical Marijuana Issue
On August 19, 2016, Attorney General Marty Jackley provided correspondence to the FDA and DEA urging both to assist in the determination of whether marijuana presents medical opportunities and further setting forth considerations for public health and safety.


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.