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Two Arrested in Gregory County Pursuit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :     Wednesday, August 26, 2015
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215   

 
Two Arrested in Gregory County Pursuit

 
PIERRE, S.D –   Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced today that Samantha J. Lane, 29, Sioux Falls and Nicholas C. Speckmeier, 29, Worthington, MN were arrested on several charges on Saturday, August 22nd. Charges stem from an attempted traffic stop by the Gregory County Sheriff’s Office around 12:30 a.m. early Saturday morning near Bonesteel. A pursuit ensued into Nebraska and back into South Dakota before ending in Fairfax.
The charges include the following:

Samantha Lane
- 3 counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, class 2 felony, up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine
- 1 count commission of a felony while armed with a firearm, class 2 felony, up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine
- 1 count unauthorized manufacture of controlled substance methamphetamine, class 4 felony, up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine
- 1 count of unauthorized possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, class 5 felony, up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine
- 1 count of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, class 5 felony, up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine
- 1 count of possession of a weapon or tools with intent to commit burglary, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine
- 1 count of grand theft, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine
- 1 count of possession of a firearm by felon, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine
- 1 count of obstructing law enforcement, class one misdemeanor
- 1 count of possession of a loaded firearm, class one misdemeanor
- 1 count of resisting arrest, class one misdemeanor
- 1 count of drug paraphernalia, class one misdemeanor


Nicholas Speckmeier

- 3 counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, class 2 felony, up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine
- 1 count commission of a felony while armed with a firearm, class 2 felony, up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine
- 1 count unauthorized manufacture of controlled substance methamphetamine, class 4 felony, up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine
- 1 count of unauthorized possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, class 5 felony, up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine
- 1 count of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, class 5 felony, up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine
- 1 count of possession of a weapon or tools with intent to commit burglary, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine
- 1 count of aggravated criminal entry of a motor vehicle, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine
- 3 count of grand theft, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine
- 1 count of aggravated eluding law enforcement as felony, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine.
- 1 count of intentional damage to property, class 6 felony, up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine
- 1 count of possession of a loaded firearm, class one misdemeanor


Both Lane and Speckmeier are presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Gregory County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation and being prosecuted by the Gregory County States Attorney’s Office. 

 


 

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