Fatal Stabbing

WAGNER — Authorities are continuing their investigation into a fatal stabbing that occurred late Tuesday in southern Charles Mix County.

Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen said he couldn’t release many details as other jurisdictions are handling the case.

However, Simonsen could confirm a fatal stabbing occurred on tribal land at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday. He couldn’t provide the location of the stabbing, but he confirmed a suspect was captured on non-reservation land and turned over to federal authorities.

Simonsen said, to his knowledge, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is working with the case.

The Press & Dakotan was unable to reach the Yankton Sioux tribal police Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman could not be immediately reached late Wednesday afternoon, and the agency had not yet posted any information about the fatal stabbing on its website.

The names of the suspect and victim have not been released at this time. It’s also not clear the circumstances surrounding the stabbing, where the fatal incident occurred and if there were other suspects or witnesses.

It’s also unknown where the suspect is being housed, the charge(s) filed or when a court appearance has been scheduled.

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the death.

Follow @RDockendorf on Twitter.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.