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Pierre man involved in standoff sentenced to 20 years in prison

(Dakota Radio Group News – Pierre, SD) A 53 year old man from Pierre charged with a misdemeanor and two Class 5 felonies was sentenced to a term in the state penitentiary today (Feb. 2, 2024) in court in Pierre.

Assistant Attorney General Jessica LaMie (la-me), who prosecuted the case for the state, says Henry Jacobsen will get credit for the 332 days he’s been in the Hughes County Jail.

The charges stem from a March 7, 2023, incident where Jacobsen barricaded himself in his home in the Spring Creek area approximately 15 miles north of Pierre. The situation was first reported at 5:30 that morning. He surrendered to law enforcement six hours later (11:32am).

LaMie says Jacobsen hasn’t taken responsibility for his actions that day.

LaMie agreed with the judge that it’s lucky no one was killed.

Although the Simple Assault Domestic Violence charge is a misdemeanor, LaMie says the mental, physical and emotional injuries to the victim are serious.

Jacobsen was also ordered to pay restitution and associated court costs, among other stipulations determined by the court. Custody of Jacobsen will be turned over to the South Dakota Department of Corrections so he can begin serving his sentence.

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