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April 10, 2014
Mistaken identity: Farmer mistaken for arson tipster
PLANKINTON -- Jeremy Johnson has done a lot of explaining this week. Johnson, 35, is a farmer who lives between Mount Vernon and Plankinton, and about four miles north of the scene of a suspected arson that destroyed the home of Ronnie and Deanna Wieczorek in the early morning...
April 10, 2014 - 10:21pm
April 3, 2014
Text message photo leads to arson charge
A text message with a picture of a house on fire was used as evidence to charge two men with arson. In the early morning hours of Jan. 16, fire destroyed an unoccupied home owned by Ronnie and Deanna Wieczorek, four miles west of Mount Vernon.
April 3, 2014 - 5:43pm
March 10, 2014
ATF seeking info on Yankton motel arson fire
YANKTON (AP) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire at a Yankton Motel. It took some 55 firefighters about seven hours to battle the...
March 10, 2014 - 12:26am
March 3, 2014
Police rule fire at Spearfish building suspicious
SPEARFISH (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a Spearfish office building was the result of arson. The Rapid City Journal reports a preliminary investigation shows that the Friday morning fire at the Hoggatt CPA office building was deliberately set. Police say the building was...
March 3, 2014 - 7:00am
January 30, 2014
South Dakota investigators use arson-sniffing dog
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A specially trained dog is helping South Dakota investigators figure out if fires are intentionally set. KSFY-TV reports Maggie the fire dog goes through one hour of training every day so she can sniff out chemicals used to start a fire. Chris Konrad is...
January 30, 2014 - 8:21pm
January 22, 2014
Man arrested for Sioux Falls house fire
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police have arrested a man in connection with early morning house fire. Twenty-two year old Jeremy James Larsen, of Sioux Falls, was charged Wednesday with reckless burning. Police say a tip from a neighbor led them to Larsen. Investigators...
January 22, 2014 - 5:46pm
January 21, 2014
Arson suspected in Sioux Falls fire
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The people who run the Coop Natural Foods business in central Sioux Falls say they’ll rebuild after a fire that appears to be arson. No one was injured and nobody was in the building when it burned on Sunday. The co-op says more than $100,000 in inventory...
January 21, 2014 - 6:24am
November 19, 2013
Mitchell man pleads not guilty to burning house
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to intentionally burning a house. Robert Pomani, 32, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. He is charged with two counts of reckless burning or exploding for the fire that destroyed a house in October...
November 19, 2013 - 9:56pm
August 28, 2013
Rapid City woman admits setting fire to fiance's bedroom
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City woman now acknowledges that she started a fire in her fiance's bedroom. The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/14BuyM8 ) 26-year-old Allison Hedrick pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless burning. Hedrick and her boyfriend occupied a bedroom...
August 28, 2013 - 4:56pm
August 8, 2013
Couple sent to prison for arson
Johnsons sentenced for burning own business in Springfield.
August 8, 2013 - 7:02am
June 22, 2013
Couple convicted of torching Springfield restaurant
TYNDALL -- A jury has convicted a Nebraska couple of intentionally burning down their Springfield restaurant. After deliberating Friday morning and into the afternoon, a Bon Homme County jury found Charles and Kimberly Johnson guilty of second-degree arson and reckless burning....
June 22, 2013 - 9:28am
June 17, 2013
Arson trial begins in Tyndall
TYNDALL -- A jury will decide whether a Nebraska couple is guilty of intentionally destroying their Springfield restaurant with fire in 2010. Jury selection began and was completed Monday, the first day of the Charles and Kim Johnson trial at the Bon Homme County Courthouse in Tyndall....
June 17, 2013 - 11:13pm
June 11, 2013
Teen pleads guilty to torching reservation church
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Cannonball man has pleaded guilty to burning down a church on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Nineteen-year-old Phoenix Martinez was accused of torching the St. James Episcopal Church in Cannonball late last July. The church was destroyed. U.S. Attorney...
June 11, 2013 - 7:12am
May 2, 2013
No pleas entered for Aberdeen man accused of arson
ABERDEEN (AP) -- An Aberdeen man accused of setting fire to a three-story house that had five people inside has not entered pleas. The American News reports that 22-year-old Isaiah J. Barse did not enter pleas to charges of arson, burglary and reckless burning during a court appearance...
May 2, 2013 - 10:37am
April 9, 2013
Man faces charges in Aberdeen house fire
ABERDEEN (AP) -- Bond has been set at $50,000 for a man accused of setting fire to a three-story house in Aberdeen with five people inside. Twenty-one-year-old Isaiah Barse is charged with arson, burglary and reckless burning. Authorities allege he started a bag of garbage on fire...
April 9, 2013 - 5:32pm