Man linked to homicide in Brule County surrenders after standoffKent Gene Davidson, 36, was located at an apartment and as descended upon by the state Division of Criminal Investigation agents, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and the Sioux Falls Police Department SWAT Team.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS — A Sioux Falls man surrendered peacefully after a standoff with area authorities Thursday night, according to media reports.
Kent Gene Davidson, 36, was located at an apartment in the 500 block of West 16th Street by state Division of Criminal Investigation agents, with assistance from Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office personnel.
Because Davidson was considered armed and dangerous, the Sioux Falls Police Department SWAT Team was activated as well and responded to the residence.
KELO reported that Davidson surrendered to law enforcement peacefully shortly after 10 p.m.
Davidson, of Sioux Falls, was wanted for questioning in the investigation of a homicide in Brule County, according to a Thursday afternoon press release from Attorney General Marty Jackley. Authorities also released a physical description and what vehicle they suspected him to be driving, asking the public to help locate him.
No details were provided on the homicide, when it occurred, or who was killed.
Davidson is being held on an active warrant for a parole violation. In September 2010, he was given a five-year sentence on a forgery conviction in Tripp County.
Davidson walked away from Unit C, a minimum-security unit at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, on April 25, 2011. He was caught in Sioux Falls and returned to custody three days later.