Watertown man arrested for stealing firearms from residence in Wallace

September 30, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A Watertown man has been arrested for stealing firearms from a residence in Wallace.

Codington County Chief Deputy Brent Solum says deputies were dispatched to the home Tuesday afternoon to investigate.

The following day, deputies confirmed that 63 year-old David Harp was in possession of the stolen firearms.

Harp was driving a pickup southbound on Interstate 29 near Watertown when deputies stopped him.

He was arrested for Grand Theft, Possession of Firearms by a Violent Former Offender, Driving Under Revocation, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Solum says Harp was possessing methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.

He was booked into the Codington County Detention Center where he was being held on $5,000 cash bond.