NewsJanuary 21 2015
Tuesday afternoon, January 20, the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle pursuit headed south from the Lower Brule Area towards Kennebec at approximately 4:43 PM.
The pursuit stemmed from an attempted traffic stop initiated by a Lower Brule BIA Officer.
The Lyman County Sheriff’s office joined in the pursuit north of Kennebec on SD HWY 273. The chase followed several different county gravel roads and dirt section lines south of I-90. The vehicle was eventually stopped on US HWY 183 just south of the White River in Tripp County. The Tripp County Sheriff deployed a spike strip to assist in stopping the fleeing vehicle. The pursuit spanned approximately 72 miles with speeds reaching upward of 95 mph.
The driver of the white Ford F350 was arrested on numerous charges pertaining to the pursuit. There were three people in the vehicle. One passenger of the vehicle was also arrested on several drug charges.
Agencies involved in the chase were Lyman County Sheriff’s Office, BIA Law Enforcement, SD Game Fish and Parks, SD Highway Patrol and the Tripp County Sheriff’s Office.
NewsJanuary 21 2015
Members of the Reliance Area Community Development group announce ticket sales for their annual dinner theater will take place Wednesday, January 28 at four different locations.
In Presho, tickets will be sold at Jet Lanes Bowling Alley, in Kennebec at the Fire Hall, in Reliance at the Legion Hall and in Chamberlain at the Ag Services Building. All tickets go on sale at 5:00 pm on a first come, first serve basis.
The RACD cast of actors will present,"Ten Little Chipmunks" a murder/mystery by Craig Sadoro, Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Legion Hall in Reliance.
NewsJanuary 14 2015
Cordie Schlomer, credited with founding the Lyman Wrestling Tournament nearly 40 years ago was inducted into the Lyman Hall of Fame Saturday night prior to the championship round. Accompanying him to the center mat for the presentation were his daughter Jamie Griffith (right) and grandsons Jack (far left) and Kellen.
NewsJanuary 14 2015
Sgt. John Koenig, who was injured last week during a standoff in Brule County was released from a Sioux Falls hospital late Monday afternoon.
“I'm glad to be home and look forward to resting, and recuperating at home,” said Trooper Koenig from his home Tuesday morning.
Koenig was shot when he responded to the report of an individual threatening law enforcement officers. The individual, Donald London, 42, of Kimball, S.D., subsequently barricaded himself in his residence. London surrendered after a 24-hour standoff with law enforcement officers.
“I want to thank all my brothers in law enforcement across the state for their help and support,” added Koenig. “I have a new respect for the emergency responders who cared for me.”
Koenig said he was overwhelmed by the community support afforded him and his family.
“It's pretty humbling,” said Koenig.
A 28-year veteran of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Koenig and his wife Karen (Konzem) lived in Presho for 13 years before being transferred to Kadoka and later Chamberlain.
Investigation at crime scene concluded
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed that the Division of Criminal Investigation had concluded their crime scene reconstruction of last week's standoff in rural Brule County and the residence has been turned over to the family of Donald and Michael London.
Preliminary forensic testing indicates that over 100 rounds were expended and initiated from within the residence. Law enforcement fired less than a dozen rounds in response. More specific details of the forensic exams are all part of the ongoing investigation and part of the criminal justice information that may be used in the prosecution in this case.
"Approximately 132 law enforcement personnel assisted in the standoff. We are very fortunate that with the number of rounds fired from within the residence that more officers were not injured. The additional information that continues to come forward is a testament to the cooperation and bravery of our officers during one of the most dangerous events in South Dakota history. We cannot thank the public enough for their support and providing food, shelter and other resources to our officers,” said Attorney General Jackley.
Donald and Michael London are presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
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