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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Man given nearly six years for cyberstalking ex-girlfriend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Craigslist has been sentenced in South Dakota to nearly six years in a federal prison.

Thirty-two-year-old David Vincent Jr., of Council Bluffs, Iowa, earlier pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and failing to pay child support. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Vincent posted ads on Craigslist that listed the victim’s name, employment address and cell phone number and included claims that she was interested in having sex with men in the Sioux Falls area.

The woman went to Sioux Falls police after men started sending naked photos of themselves and started showing up at her workplace. Prosecutors say that at the time of sentencing last week, Vincent had more than $19,000 in unpaid child support for a child he had with the victim.

Officers cleared in shooting of

Wyoming man holding hatchet

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against police officers after they shot a 26-year-old man wielding a hatchet in Rock Springs last week.

Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe says in a statement Monday that officers’ use of force was justified and they had “no other choice in their actions.”

The Rocket-Miner reports officers from the Rock Springs Police Department and Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station to a report of a man striking vehicles with a hatchet.

Prosecutors say Austin Pacheco refused to drop the weapon and was about to throw the hatchet at an officer.

He was shot with bean bag ammunition and one shot from a handgun.

He remains in the hospital. His medical status wasn’t released.

Korean War soldier’s remains

ID’d as those of Wyoming man

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says the remains of a Korean War soldier have been identified as those of a Wyoming man.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports 19-year-old Army Cpl. DeMaret M. Kirtley was reported missing in December 1950 after his unit withdrew from an area east of the Chosin Reservoir in present-day North Korea.

The Kaycee-born man was never reported as being a prisoner of war, and he was declared dead in late 1953.

Kirtley was positively identified in May after remains in burial grounds near the Chosin Reservoir were exhumed for testing last year.

Officials used dental, DNA and other analysis and evidence to identify the remains. It’s unclear what will happen with Kirtley’s remains.

A Department of Defense spokeswoman did not immediately return the newspaper’s email Tuesday.

No charges in Gillette accidental shooting

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Gillette police have determined that the 24-year-old man who shot his brother in the shoulder on Nov. 17 did so accidentally and no charges will be filed.

Police Sgt. Eric Dearcorn says the 24-year-old was handling a handgun when it went off in a home. A bullet hit the 13-year-old in the shoulder and then migrated to his upper chest.

Dearcorn tells the Gillette News Record that the 13-yearold was taken to a hospital in Billings, Montana, where he is in stable condition and is expected to recover.

E. Idaho man indicted by grand jury after trucker beaten

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A federal grand jury in eastern Idaho has indicted a Fort Hall man following the beating of a trucker from Missouri at a truck stop.

U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis in a statement Tuesday says the grand jury sitting in Pocatello indicted 23-year-old Stormy Ray Adakai on one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Amos Phillips of Camdenton was sleeping inside his cab at a Fort Hall truck stop on Sept. 2. Someone broke in, demanded money and beat Phillips with rocks in his fists.

Fort Hall Police Chief Pat Teton says an investigation found Adakai that day showed up at a residence with blood on his clothes and told a witness he assaulted a truck driver with a rock.

It’s not clear if Adakai has an attorney.

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