SFPD announces additional arrests in connection with the unrest at Empire Mall

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Updated at 5:05 p.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls Police have made another arrest in connection with violence near the Empire Mall on Sunday.

Police say large rocks were thrown at officers, police vehicles were damaged, numerous businesses were vandalized and some were burglarized.

A warrant was issued for a woman accused of throwing rocks at officers and other people. Christelle Youngbare, 21, of Sioux Falls, faces charges Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement, Riot, Refusal to Disperse from Unlawful Assembly, and two counts of Simple Assault.

The warrant carries a $25,000 cash bond.


Published at 3:05 p.m.

Two more people are in custody in connection with the riot Sunday night at the Empire Mall.

Sioux Falls police arrested 31-year-old Jerome Sirleaf earlier Wednesday.

The U.S. Marshal Service also arrested 20-year-old Tupak Kpeayeh in Sioux City.

KELOLAND News interviewed Kpeayah, a former standout running back at Washington High School, during the violence on Sunday.

Investigators say both men threw rocks at officers.

Police issued warrants for both for Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement and rioting.

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