Details Of 2014 Assault Involving Same Victim, Suspect From Recent Shooting


As a Sioux Falls man sits in the Minnehaha County Jail, accused of shooting and killing his brother, court papers reveal past problems. 

We’ve obtained an affidavit from an assault involving the same victim and suspect.    

Brandon Eischens went to police almost three years to the date of the Saturday’s deadly shooting.  He reported his brother, Jeremy Eischens, had beaten him so badly a doctor diagnosed him with a head injury. 

It all started with a noise complaint on July 27, 2014.  After police left, Brandon said Jeremy turned his music back up and when Brandon told him to turn it down, Jeremy allegedly got angry and attacked his brother from behind.  

Brandon claimed his brother put him in a chokehold while punching him in the head, and at one point he couldn’t breathe and began to panic.  Brandon says he told Jeremy to stop and tried to get away, but his brother kept coming at him until he finally got out of the apartment.  

Several hours later, the papers say Jeremy sent Brandon a text saying “I don’t remember much of that I blacked out and snapped.  I’m sorry that’s all I can say.”

The next day he sent a handful of text messages.  One said “Go ahead take me to court you’re going to regret that one” another said “I’d watch your … self… wait til I see you again… I’m a get more than even.”

Jeremy later pleaded guilty to domestic abuse and was sentenced to 40-days in jail.  

He is currently charged with first and second degree manslaughter for the Saturday shooting death of his brother and is being held on a half-million dollar bond. 

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