Sioux Falls man stabbed after vehicle blocked his driveway

Police say the victim was going to ask the vehicle to move from his driveway when a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and attacked him.


SIOUX FALLS — A Sioux Falls man was stabbed Thursday morning in a confrontation that stemmed from a vehicle parking in his driveway.

The stabbing happened shortly after midnight on Thursday, April 20, in the 200 block of South West Avenue, where the Sioux Falls Police Department was called in regard to an aggravated assault.

According to police spokesman Sam Clemens, a 44-year-old Sioux Falls man was returning home when another vehicle, unfamiliar to the man, pulled into his driveway.

When the man got out of his vehicle to ask the car to move from his driveway, Clemens said 27-year-old Nicholas Turning Bear, of Sioux Falls, exited the passenger seat of the car and a brief fight ensued. After Turning Bear returned to his car and took off, the man realized he’d been stabbed.

The victim was able to report a license plate number to police and was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


While on patrol, officers were able to find the vehicle near the intersection of Sixth Street and North Covell Avenue, roughly six blocks north of where the victim was stabbed. Clemens said Turning Bear and the other occupant, 24-year-old Mandre Adams, of Sioux Falls, leaving Turning Bear in the driver’s seat. Both were arrested.

Clemens said Turning Bear was charged with aggravated assault, driving under the influence, threatening law enforcement, reckless driving, an open container violation and driving without a license. Adams was charged with driving under the influence, an open container violation and driving without a license, as well.

As of Thursday morning, the charges had yet not been formally filed with the state’s judicial system, according to the court’s online reporting system. A court date has not yet been set.

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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