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Preliminary Hearing Held in Deadwood for Lemmon Man


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Wednesday, May 13, 2015
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern  (605) 773-3215 


Preliminary Hearing Held in Perkins County for Lemmon Man

PIERRE –      Attorney General Marty Jackley and Perkins County States Attorney Shane Penfield announced today that Brady James Hooker, 22, Lemmon was bound over on one count at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing. The hearing was held today in Deadwood before Circuit Court Judge Randall Macy.  The complaint contained one count for an incident in the Hooker residence, which resulted in Hooker shooting and killing Leon Paulson, 32, Lemmon on April 18, 2015. The count of 1st degree manslaughter is a class C felony and punishable by up to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine.

Hooker is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation.