2 charged in killing of man whose body was found in ditch

September 21, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police have arrested two people in connection with a homicide earlier this week.

Authorities say 29-year-old Henry Little Long is charged with second-degree murder and an alternate count of first-degree manslaughter. Twenty-three-year-old Kelsey Roubideaux is charged with first-degree manslaughter and drug possession. They are being held on $100,000 cash-only bonds.

Police say Roubideaux was driving a vehicle when LaKendrick Thornton was shot and killed in the back seat early Tuesday. Thornton’s body was found in a ditch near Renner later that morning. An affidavit says Thornton had been shot once in the chest.

Court documents say Roubideaux, Thornton, Long and another woman were on their way to purchase drugs when the shooting occurred. Long and Thornton allegedly argued before he was shot.

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