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Attorney General Marty Jackley

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Sanborn County Man Arrested on Second Degree Murder Charge


PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Matthew Walter Novak, 33, Woonsocket, has been arrested on one count of second degree murder, class B felony, penalty is a mandatory life sentence.


Local law enforcement responded to a call at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning on an incident that occurred at 206 South 3rd Avenue in Woonsocket.


“Several law enforcement agencies are currently working the scene and more information may be released once investigators have had the opportunity to complete their work,” said Jackley.


Novak is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.


Agencies assisting in this investigation include Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office, Jerauld County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation.