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Court Documents Outline Motive In Deadly Shooting

December 4, 2013, 9:55 AM
Updated: December 4, 2013, 11:02 AM

Court Documents Outline Motive In Deadly Shooting
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Robbery was the motive behind a crime in Sioux Falls that ended with one man dead and another hurt.

Brian David Anderson, 18, and 17-year-old Trevor Kruthoff traveled from Watertown to Sioux Falls Monday to rob 20-year-old Jordan LeBeau.  The Watertown men had heard that LeBeau had $100,000 in his home on North Alaska Avenue.

Those details are laid out in newly filed court documents that charge both Anderson and Kruthoff with First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder.  And Wednesday morning, Sioux Falls police said a substantial amount of cash, along with drugs, were found in the home.

Court documents say Jordan LeBeau's father, 48-year-old Jason LeBeau, told detectives that he went down into his basement on Monday to find Anderson and Kruthoff beating his son.  Jason went after the men, punching them both in the face at least one time. 

Court papers say that at some point during the attempted robbery and fight, Anderson told Kruthoff to, 'Shoot him,' and Kruthoff admitted to his mother that he did that.

When police arrived at the home, they found Jason had been shot in the arm; another bullet was later found in his left lung.  Jordan's body was found in the laundry room; he had been beaten and duct taped.

After the shooting, Anderson and Kruthoff returned to Watertown and went to the hospital to be treated for injuries they got while fighting with the LeBeaus.

Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens says investigators found marijuana and other drugs in the Sioux Falls home.  Clemens says the suspects knew Jordan LeBeau, but they don't know the nature of that relationship.  Clemens says there are people officers would still like to talk to to help round out the picture of what happened.

Two other men, Kevin Rice and Douglas Scholten, were picked up in Dell Rapids on Tuesday.  Both men face charges of robbery, burglary and assault for what police call their involvement in the crime, although police don't believe they were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Watch police briefing LIVE at 10:30 a.m. on KELOLAND.com

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