FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Tuesday, December 15, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Day County Man Indicted on First Degree Murder Charges
PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley and Day County States Attorney Danny Smeins announced today that a Day County grand jury has filed a superseding indictment on Jason Lewandowski, 44, Rosyln, charging him with one count of premeditated first degree murder, a class A felony, mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary or death, one count of first degree murder while perpetration or attempt to perpetrate burglary, a class A felony, mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary or death, one count of commission of a felony while armed with a firearm, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years imprisonment and/or $25,000 fine and one count of burglary in first degree, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine.
These charges stem from an incident that occurred at a residence in rural Day County on November 20, 2015, where Lewandowski allegedly entered the victim’s residence and shot at the victim with a handgun. The victim, Jeremy Hendrickson, has died December 9, 2015 as a result of the shooting.
Lewandowski is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by the Day County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by the Day County States Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office.