Parker, SD Man Sentenced To 15-Year Prison Term For ATV Theft

Date posted - July 20, 2014

Orange City, Iowa — A Parker, South Dakota man has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison after he admitted to stealing an ATV.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle reports that 37-year-old Thomas Charles Dykshorn of Parker, SD, was sentenced this past week in Sioux County District Court for the crime of Theft in the Second Degree by a Habitual Offender, a Class D Felony. gavel_sxc

According to court records, on September 7, 2009, a rural Sioux County business reported that an Arctic Cat four-wheeler had been stolen sometime between September 6 and 8, 2009. On the same date, a McCook County, South Dakota, deputy serving an arrest warrant on a subject in rural Salem, South Dakota, noticed a four-wheeler that appeared out of place. The deputy ran a search for the vehicle identification number, and found it to be stolen out of Sioux County. Dykshorn, when interviewed by law enforcement officers while incarcerated in South Dakota in 2010, admitted that he and a friend saw the four-wheeler parked along the highway, loaded it up, and took it back to South Dakota.

Dykshorn was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The sentence will run concurrently with the sentence he was already serving in the South Dakota prison system.

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