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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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