NEW: Watertown police say burglary was result of botched drug deal

December 10, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown police say three people have been arrested and the search is on for a fourth suspect in connection with a residential burglary in the city.

Detective Sergeant Trevor Barthel says the burglary was reported November 22nd in the 300-block of 11th Street Northeast, where the suspects stole a shotgun and a rifle.

Through their investigation, police were able to identify the four suspects as 24 year-old Isaiah Dame, 43 year-old Justin McAllister and 23 year-old Marijane Wilson, all of Aberdeen, and 31 year-old Ryan Langford of Huron.

Barthel says the burglary was the result of a botched drug deal.

Dame was located in Watertown and arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.

Arrest warrants for Burglary and Grand Theft were obtained for McAllister and Wilson, who were arrested without incident in Aberdeen.

Barthel says Langford remains on the loose. He has a felony warrant out for his arrest on Burglary and Grand Theft charges. Langford is believed to be in the Huron area. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or their local law enforcement agency. 

During the investigation, the stolen firearms were recovered in Aberdeen.