Winner man charged with burglary, assault
WINNER—An arrest warrant has been issued for a Winner man who allegedly entered a house and hit a woman in the face last week.
Ramiro Ocampo, 23, is charged with burglary and simple assault for crimes that allegedly occurred early on the morning of April 8.
Police were told at 2:17 a.m. that a man went into a house on West First Street in Winner and assaulted her. When they arrived at the scene, those present reportedly said the man came in without knocking and started swinging a chair around, knocking things over.
They said he then accused the woman, whom police found to have a bloody nose, of stealing money, and he hit her once before leaving in a brown minivan. According to court documents, the woman's statements contradicted one another at times.
A brown minivan matching the description was located at Ocampo's residence, and police found the hood to still be warm, indicating it had been running recently.
Ocampo reportedly told police the woman stole $1,000, and he denied going to the other house or assaulting her, though court documents indicate his story had inconsistencies in it. Police reportedly found swelling around the knuckles of Ocampo's right hand.
Ocampo is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a Class 2 felony. Two charges were filed in connection with the same incident because Ocampo allegedly entered the house and inflicted physical harm and because he allegedly did so at night, both of which are factors that elevate a charge from second- to first-degree burglary under South Dakota law. Ocampo is also facing simple assault charges.