One accused of pointing BB gun at trio in Sioux Falls apartment

Police say the 34-year-old male pointed a BB gun at a group of three, including a child, during a conversation in an apartment hallway.

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Sioux Falls Police Department car on Phillips Avenue.
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SIOUX FALLS — One man was arrested Thursday after police say he threatened two adults and a juvenile with a firearm in the hallway of a Sioux Falls apartment.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, police in Sioux Falls were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 700 block of West 18th Street, near Lowell Elementary School, for a report of an individual who pointed a gun at a group of victims.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said that 34-year-old Edveric Brown was in an apartment building having a conversation with a 63-year-old man, a 34-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl when Brown produced a gun and pointed it at the victims.

The victims ran into an apartment and called police while Brown entered a different apartment within the building. Clemens said authorities were able to find Brown within the apartment complex, where it was determined that the weapon was a BB gun.

Brown was arrested and later charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Each count of the Class 3 felony carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison plus fines of up to $30,000. He’s set to appear in a Minnehaha County courtroom for an initial appearance on those charges on Friday, Jan. 6.


The charges come less than one month after Brown was charged with aggravated assault in a separate August case where he is accused of attempting to strangle a family member or domestic partner. That case will be heard in February.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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