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Jul 11

Aggravated Assault

Posted on July 11, 2022 at 8:32 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 7/9/2022 12:22AM Location: Main street, Bushnell, SD

On the above date and time, the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, Brookings Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, SDSU Police, Aurora Fire Department and Brookings Ambulance responded to the above location for an assault. It was found, James Basham, 44 of Brookings, SD, had an altercation with Derk Hartenhoff, 26 of White, SD. During this altercation James presented a knife and stabbed Derk in the face and shoulder. Derk was taken to the Brookings Hospital by Brookings Ambulance to be treated for his injuries. After the assault, James fled the scene. Law enforcement conducted an extensive search of the area, which included using the Sheriff’s Office UAV and K9. Officers from all responding agencies conducted foot patrols and searched likely routes James may have taken to depart the area, James has not yet been located. Arrest Warrants has been issued for James for Aggravated Assault and Disorderly Conduct. If you observe James, do not attempt to approach, please contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8300