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North Dakota Man Arrested in Estelline Homicide

PIERRE, S.D.-   Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hamlin County States Attorney Jeromy Pankratz said this morning that Steven John Helm, 43, Bismarck, North Dakota was arrested for the murder of Jesse James Gisi, Watertown. Helm was arrested in Bismarck after investigators identified him as a person of interest in the case. Gisi died of a single gunshot wound at the scene, south of Estelline, South Dakota on Sunday August 1st.  Helm is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Agencies assisting in this investigation include: Hamlin County Sheriff's Office, Estelline Police Department, Watertown Police Department, Codington County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, August 03, 2010   
CONTACT: Paige Wilbur, (605) 773-3215