On Oct. 18, the Vermillion police alongside the U.S. Marshal Service, the FBI, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Clay County Sheriff’s department took a suspect into custody.
These law enforcement organizations were in the area to locate the suspect who had a warrant out for his arrest.
During the apprehension, law enforcement was told to use extreme caution, which led to the evacuation of neighbors and contacting of Vermillion-area schools.
The suspect, 25-year-old Edward Denoyer, was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Clay County Jail on a murder warrant from the State of Virginia.
Denoyer’s was wanted in relation to a shooting in Roanoke, Virginia on Sept. 17 which left two people dead and one injured.
Denoyer is being indicted on two counts of First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Malicious Wounding and three counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.
Denoyer is awaiting extradition back to Virginia.
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