PIERRE, S.D. – A $300,000 cash only bond has been set for a 23 year old man from Pierre charged with Second Degree Murder (Class B felony) in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old Rapid City girl last week at his residence in Pierre.
The charge against David J. Shangreaux Jr., is connected to the death of Evie Maxey. The maximum punishment is up to life in prison, a $50,000 fine or both.
In court Thursday, Assistant South Dakota Attorney General Ernest Thompson asked for a $1-million cash only bond while Shangreaux’s court appointed attorney, Justin Bell, asked for a personal recognizance bond.
Thompson said further charges may be coming and alcohol was a factor in this incident. Thompson also set the record straight that Maxey was NOT pregnant, contrary to rumors being circulated.
Shangreaux’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 15, 2023. Should Shangreaux make bond, he will be required to follow several requirements, including that he have no contact with Maxey’s family, consume no alcohol and possess no weapons.
Charging documents indicate that Pierre Police officers responded to a disturbance call Nov. 30, 2023, at 9:04pm at an apartment located at 325 S. Brule Street. When officers arrived, they found Maxey “cold to the touch and believed to be deceased.” Emergency Medical Services arrived and confirmed she was dead.
During the investigation, officers learned Shanreaux, his live-in girlfriend identified as “L.G.” and Maxey had been “consuming alcohol and socializing” when Shanreaux became intoxicated and began “threatening E.M. with a knife.” L.G. said before she left the residence, she last knew Maxey and Shangreaux to be “in the bathroom of the residence, and that Shangreaux had a knife.”