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.


31° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Accumulating snow possible Monday night - Tuesday. Storm Center Update.

 

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!

 

Jurisdiction On Reservations

July 8, 2004, 9:46 PM by Annie Chicoine



According to a background check, Marshall Fox's long history of crimes doesn't include any dealings with tribal police or the BIA...until this case.

At first, tribal police on the standing rock reservation refused to recognize the out-of-state warrant for Fox's arrest. Then the feds got involved and issued their own arrest warrant.

South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long says, "In a criminal case the state, the tribe, and the federal government share responsibility for criminal cases. The major crimes committed in Indian country are the responsibility of the United states of America if either the victim or perpetrator is an American Indian."

That's why the federal government was able to take control of the situation.

But in a case where both parties are indian and it's not a major crime, the responsibility falls solely on the tribal government.

Long says a state warrant may be valid on a reservation, but it depends on who the warrant is for and where the crime took place.

He also says it depends of the tribe.

Long says, "There are nine tribes in South Dakota. Each tribe has a slightly different view of the level of cooperation between the state and the tribes. There are a couple of tribes who have very high levels between state and tribe and there are a couple who don't."

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Semis Crash When Both Don't Fit Under Overpass

2/23/2015 12:32 PM

A semi driver had to be taken to the hospital following a crash on Interstate 90.

Full Story
Two New Members Join The KELOLAND Family

2/23/2015 4:41 PM

The KELOLAND family grew by two over the weekend.

Full Story
Minnesota Man Catches Walleye Whopper

2/27/2015 10:21 AM

Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN snagged a 11.6-pound, 29.5-inch walleye after 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Full Story
3 Teens In Custody After Driving Stolen Vehicle

2/24/2015 11:04 AM

Early Tuesday morning, a Sioux Falls woman reported her 2001 Land Rover Discovery was stolen. A set of keys were left in the vehicle's center cons...

Full Story
Woman Admits To Having Sexual Contact With A Teenager

2/27/2015 10:44 AM

A former Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact charges for a relationship she had with a student. 

Full Story


Events