Wessington Springs man arrested on attempted murder charges
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- A Wessington Springs man was arrested Tuesday on attempted murder charges. Vernon Parsells, 36, was taken into custody following an incident early Tuesday, according to the Jerauld County state's attorney. Parsells is being ...
WESSINGTON SPRINGS - A Wessington Springs man was arrested Tuesday on attempted murder charges.
Vernon Parsells, 36, was taken into custody following an incident early Tuesday, according to the Jerauld County state’s attorney.
Parsells is being charged with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault, according to Jerauld County State’s Attorney Dedrich Koch.
Koch said Parsells allegedly assaulted another person with a dangerous weapon in the early hours Tuesday. He declined to comment on what the weapon was. It is “highly suspected” that both alcohol and drugs played a role in the incident, Koch said.
The victim, whose information will not be released, was taken to an area hospital and is still recovering, Koch said.
The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Jerauld County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.
“It is likely the charges will be amended or additional charges will be coming out of the same incident,” Koch said. “We are just at the early stages of the investigation.”
According to the South Dakota Department of Corrections, Parsells is also on parole for keeping a place for use or sale of controlled substances.
This is a developing story, and could be updated later.