Watertown man arrested for stealing firearms from residence in Wallace
Photo courtesy Codington Co. Sheriff

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.