UPDATE: Murder charges dismissed against Watertown man

August 19, 2022

YANKTON, S.D.–Attempted murder charges have been dismissed against a Watertown man arrested in Yankton last month.

Thirty nine year-old Collin Franzky was arrested July 22nd following an incident in Yankton, and was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder; Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Commit a Felony; Commission of a Felony while Armed; Obstructing a Police Officer; Resisting Arrest; Lane Driving; and Second Degree Vandalism.

Franzky was held on a $750,000 bond following the incident.

However, according to court documents, the felony counts against Franzky have been dropped by prosecuting attorney Tyler Larsen. This includes the charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Commission of a Felony while Armed and Concealment of a Weapon with Intent to Commit a Felony.

The Yankton County State’s Attorney Office has not commented on the dropped charges.