Watertown man arrested for attempting to solicit sex

June 16, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A Watertown man was arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a teenager.

The Codington County Sheriff’s Office received a call Thursday morning from a person saying they were receiving sexual messages from an unknown number trying to solicit sex from a 13 year-old.

An investigation led to a search warrant being executed in the 900-block of 40th Street Southwest. That’s where officers arrested 31 year-old Brandon Shepherd.

He was booked into the Codington County Detention Center on $10,000 cash bond, but has since bonded out of custody.

The charge he faces is a Class 4 Felony.