SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An inmate at the South Dakota state prison has been sentenced for throwing boiling water onto two correctional officers. The state attorney general's office says 25-year-old Wade Myers Standing Bear Jr. was sentenced on Monday for simple assault against a law enforcement officer. Standing Bear already was serving a 25-year sentence with 10 years suspended for a burglary charge from 2014. The assault took place in April 2017.
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - The body of a Sioux Falls woman missing since Easter has been recovered from the Missouri River near Yankton. The Yankton County Sheriff's Office says the body of 66-year-old Diane Bartling was found in the river approximately six miles east of Yankton Sunday afternoon. Her identity was confirmed Monday. Bartling was last seen Sunday, April 1.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after she'd been run over by a vehicle has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. Authorities say the girl had been drinking at a party in April 2014 when she was dragged and run over by a vehicle driven by friends. They say Bishop Cottier later assaulted her at his home while her hands were restrained.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Hermosa man is accused of stealing mail from a mailbox and using another person's identity to obtain credit cards. Thirty-nine-year-old Tobin Nettifee has pleaded not guilty to federal charges including mail theft and identity theft. The U.S. attorney's office says Nettifee faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. A trial date wasn't immediately scheduled.
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