Local

South Dakota Inmate Cannot Have Separate Trial

South Dakota Inmate Cannot Have Separate Trial

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota inmate accused of aiding in an attack on a prison guard has lost his bid to have a trial separate from another inmate charged in the case.

Twenty-five-year-old Garrett Dumarce and 28-year-old Carlos Green are charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Green is accused of attacking Zane Mathis from behind and breaking his jaw on April 20th.

Dumarce is accused of signaling to have Green’s cell opened before the attack, but says he didn’t know what Green planned to do.

Dumarce’s lawyer says if the inmates are tried together, that would discourage Green from testifying about what really happened because he cannot be required to testify against himself.

Circuit Judge Brad Zell denied the request for separate trials.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Marciella Diaz has been sentenced to 80 years in prison

gavel

Marciella Diaz has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for her role in the killing of 15-year old Jasmine Guevara in 2009

in Local

Sanborn County Official Hoping For New Leads In Missing Woman Case

Rachel Lucille Cyriacks

32-year old Rachel Cyriaks of Woonsocket was last seen in Mitchell in November of 2013.

in Local

BAC Results Released For Man Killed In Mitchell Crash

police 3

Ryan McManus, 33, was killed in a car accident on March 14th.

in Local

Fischer Sentenced To More Than 30 Years In Prison

courtroom

The July 2013 accident killed two people.