A judge has sentenced an Elk Point, South Dakota, man to up to 17-years in prison after a guilty plea to charges he burglarized a home, set it on fire and damaged other property.
The Union County States Attorney, 32-year-old Scott Hughes was accused of intentionally setting fire to a house on 471st Avenue, near Elk Point back in September. Prosecutors say Hughes burglarized the home before starting the fire. Hughes also damaged a silage cutter which was found near the home. Hughes led authorities on a high-speed chase before being found near Akron, Iowa.
The judge sentenced Hughes to serve 12-years on a charge of 1st-degree Arson, and 10-years for Aggravated Damages. He'll serve those sentences at the same time. The judge added another five-years to that sentence following a 2nd-degree Arson conviction.
Winds ripped dozens of trees from the ground, snapped limbs, and scattered debris. Rain flooded fairways and greens. Monday morning, golf course officials checked out the damage from the storm. More >>
Winds ripped dozens of trees from the ground, snapped limbs, and scattered debris. Rain flooded fairways and greens. Monday morning, golf course officials checked out the damage from the storm.
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