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Elk Point, SD man sentenced for burglarizing, burning Union County home


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.

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