Three arrested after pursuit


BROOKINGS – An early-morning pursuit Tuesday involved multiple law enforcement agencies in two counties and ended with the arrest of three people, according to Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring of the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

At 1:13 a.m. Tuesday, a vehicle pursuit entered Brookings County heading north on Highway 13 from Moody County, Sebring said. The Moody County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation.

“The vehicle turned west on Highway 324 from Highway 13 and was fleeing at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The suspect vehicle went northbound in the southbound lane of I-29. It then went westbound in the eastbound lane of Sixth Street after it exited the interstate, into the Brookings City limits where the Brookings Police Department assisted in the pursuit,” Sebring said.

“The vehicle was being pursued in the Brookings city limits when it turned southbound in the northbound lane of I-29. The vehicle then entered the east ditch where it went through a fence and into the Daktronics parking lot. The vehicle was pursued down several gravel roads, where it entered the ditch and crashed near Highway 14 and 469th Avenue. The vehicle received minor damage,” he said.

The pursuit ended at 1:44 a.m., according to Lt. Derrick Powers of the Brookings Police. There were four passengers in the vehicle, he added.

The driver, Alfred Siani, 39, of Sioux Falls, is facing charges in Brookings County for aggravated eluding and several other traffic offenses; he is facing similar charges in Moody County, Sebring said. Siani received a personal recognizance bond from Brookings County but is currently being detained on a probation hold out of Minnehaha County.

A passenger, Brie Leclaire, 26, of Sioux Falls, is facing narcotics charges. She received a PR bond from Brookings County and has been transported to Minnehaha County on active warrants. 

Another passenger, Lucas Riggs, 26, of Rapid City, is being held in the Brookings County Detention Center on warrants out of Pennington County.


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