On Thursday, the South Dakota Attorney General's office asked for the public’s help in finding a man who was wanted in connection with an apparent homicide.
The man was taken into custody after a four hour standoff, but now an investigation is underway.
36-year-old Kent Davidson was wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide investigation near Chamberlain.
Authorities caught up with him Thursday night at an apartment complex near 16th and Spring Avenue.
It all started around 6:30 p.m. Thursday and it took a crisis negotiator around two hours to get Davidson to surrender himself to authorities. They believed he was armed and dangerous but say the standoff ended peacefully.
“Our crisis negotiator was pretty much steadily on the phone with him for hour and half, two hours. [He] did a great job, had a great dialogue with him and ultimately it ended peacefully. which is what we want,” Lt. Galen Smidt with the Sioux Falls Police Department said.
And it was a tense time for neighbors.
“The kids and I left to go to school for a science fair at about 6:30 or so and I noticed there were a few cops on the block but that’s not that uncommon around here, so we just left. [We] came back about 45 minutes ago, we got back about 8, not able to get back to the house,” neighbor Tammi Hawley said.
The investigation will now be taken over by the Division of Criminal Investigation. It involves the death of a woman who Davidson was apparently dating and authorities say has been missing since Monday.
Investigators were seen searching a farm around 10 miles South of Chamberlain on Thursday. Neighbors say they were focused on a shed.
Davidson was also wanted for a parole violation. He also walked away from a minimum security section of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in April of 2011.
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