SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A man who is no stranger to law enforcement or a South Dakota lawmaker has had three new criminal cases filed against him this week.

David Saylor

According to the Minnehaha County Jail’s online inmate log, 45-year-old David Saylor was booked into jail Thursday night. A police spokesman says he was arrested for making a lewd gesture at a minor.  

However, Saylor was released from jail and doesn’t appear to be charged in connection with that alleged act.

Online records show he has three open cases which include disorderly conduct and obstructing authorities.  

His criminal history also includes guilty pleas for protection order violations and simple assault. Additionally, South Dakota state representative Kadyn Wittman has an active protection order against him. Wittman tells KELOLAND News that Saylor began following her home in 2021 and also verbally harassed her on multiple occasions. 

Wittman’s protection order against Saylor was issued in 2021 and expires in 2026. Police are also familiar with Saylor.

“The contact has happened in various capacities,” said Sam Clemens, public information officer for the Sioux Falls Police Department. “Sometimes it involves the law being broken, other times it’s just different contact with him. But he’s a person that a lot of officers recognize and know.”