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Manslaughter Charges Dropped

Manslaughter Charges Dropped

Manslaughter charge against Rapid City man dropped


News Staff - September 9, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Pennington County State's Attorney Mark Vargo says a Rapid City man arrested on Friday for manslaughter will not be charged.

Thomas Tesch, 51, was arrested Friday night in connection with the death of 38-year-old Schuyler Swan. After speaking with witnesses, police had believed that Swan was pushed down an embankment by Tesch. An autopsy indicated Swan died of a brain bleed.

However, a statement Monday from Vargo refers to "justifiable homicide" statutes which allows a person to defend or help another person threatened with bodily harm, to prevent the harm from happening.

Vargo says there is no evidence that Tesch was motivated by anything other than the lawful protection of a third person involved.

The incident happened around 2:30 Thursday, morning near the 900 block of Mountain View Road.



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