User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


28° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Second Chance Director Testifies About Raid

January 13, 2010, 5:55 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Second Chance Director Testifies About Raid
The dog breeder at the center of a major raid in Hurley says the warrant to take 172 dogs from his property was obtained illegally. Second Chance Rescue Center Executive Director Rosey Quinn led the investigation into Dan Christensen. It ultimately led to a large-scale raid on his property involving Quinn's shelter and the Humane Society of the United States in September.

Since then, the breeder has been at the center of the case, but Wednesday, Quinn's actions were the focus of four hours of questioning. When Quinn took the witness stand in Turner County for a three day hearing to throw out the evidence, she admitted that the Humane Society of the United States was sitting at the Turner County Fairgrounds ready to take Christensen's dogs before she even had a warrant for the raid.

The morning of September 2, Quinn and Turner County State's Attorney Tiffani Landeen-Hoeke had to ask a judge three times for the warrant before it was granted. That happened after Quinn told the judge about the dilapidated kennels full of feces and the filthy water she saw at Christensen's property back in April of 2009. 

In April, Quinn helped the Department of Revenue with a warrant to arrest Christensen for operating his breeding business without a sales tax license. Authorities did not have a search warrant that time, but Quinn said she walked around the property and saw the conditions that ultimately helped her get the warrant for the September raid.

Quinn said the conditions concerned her at the time but that Christensen said he was going to move the dogs into a new building. When Quinn stopped by in July, again without a warrant, she talked to Christensen and he hadn't moved the dogs. Quinn says Christensen never told her to get off his property in April or July.

Quinn also got a warrant for Christensen's son's property in August, six days before the raid. At that time, a Turner County Deputy said the dogs looked like they were in good condition, but also noted that the kennels were filled with feces and the dogs needed food and water. Quinn and the Turner County State's Attorney never used that information to get the warrant for the September raid.

The hearing is expected to last through Friday.

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

One Person Dead After Three-Vehicle Crash Near Brookings

11/15/2014 1:20 PM

One person is dead and three others injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
Name Of Person Who Died In Deadly Crash Released

11/16/2014 1:35 PM

Authorities have released the name of the person who died in a crash on Interstate 29 near Brookings on Saturday.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story
Deuel County Teen Reported Missing

11/21/2014 7:49 AM

Brookings County Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Lesly Meraz-Escareno has been missing since Monday.

Full Story


Events