Man accused of fatal shooting, kidnapping in Jerauld County

October 26, 2021 GMT

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Bond of $1 million cash has been set for a man accused in a fatal shooting and hostage situation in Jerauld County.

According to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, law enforcement officers responded to a Wessington Springs house early Sunday on a report of a man holding a female hostage following a fatal shooting inside the residence.

The female was eventually released and the man surrendered, DCI said. He is being held on possible charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and burglary.

DCI continues to investigate with assistance from the Jerauld County Sheriff’s Office.