UPDATE: Nephew behind bars in connection with uncle's murder, Yankton, SD police comment on investigation
Courtesy: Yankton County South Dakota Sheriff's Department Joshua Hudson
KTIV's Stephanie Ross tweeted this picture from 1100 E. 8th Street in Yankton, S.D. where police are investigating a homicide at this location.
Police arrested Joshua Hudson after a pursuit.
YANKTON, S.D. (KTIV) - A homicide investigation is underway in Yankton, South Dakota.
It all started Friday morning. A female called the Yankton Police Department on the non-emergency line. She asked them to check on the welfare of a man who lived at 1100 East 8th Street, lot number 8.
"Medical and law enforcement did respond and the medical services determined that the victim, the resident in the trailer was deceased," Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen said.
The victim found in the home was identified as 46-year-old Todd Hudson. Police said once they found his body, they went into immediate investigation mode. Police said a number of relatives even showed up at the scene Friday morning to try and help provide information. At this point, the police said there isn't a visible wound. The autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
"Until we move him, and we get him in for an autopsy, we're probably not going to be able to tell whether he's been shot or not," Paulsen said.
The suspect, Joshua Hudson, is the victim's nephew, who police said moved back to Yankton just a few months ago. The Yankton Police Department asked the public for their help locating him.
The suspect's truck was spotted in Woodbury County Iowa. That's where a car chase ensued.
Police said the high speed chase went through Sioux City and out of town on County Road K-18, reaching speeds of up to 100-miles per hour.
"Subject ended up crossing back over into South Dakota here, on County Road 7. Ultimately, spikes were thrown and the subject to avoid the spikes lost control and went into the ditch," Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges said.
Joshua Hudson was arrested near Jefferson, South Dakota, and brought back to Yankton County Friday afternoon.
Police said this isn't the first time Hudson has been arrested.
"We've had a number of contacts with him, both state, city, and federal level of law enforcement," Paulsen said.
And, as of now, authorities said there is no pending threat to the community.
"I would suspect there was a rub between this uncle and nephew. It seems like any time it's family related, there's something in the background, so this isn't something that people need to be fearful of," Paulsen said.
No motive has been confirmed because the suspect invoked his Miranda rights. Police said they're in the process of serving several warrants related to the investigation.
Hudson is being charged with 2nd degree murder as well as aggravated assault and grand theft.
And, they said they will release more information once it becomes available.
---KTIV Anchor Al Joens contributed to this story.
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