A call to police in northwest Iowa from a woman claiming to need assistance from an assault has led to her arrest in connection with a homicide in South Dakota.
Le Mars Police Lieutenant Bob Bendlin says officers were sent to the Le Mars Truckstop early Tuesday morning to meet with 26-year-old LaChara Bordeaux.
“She was at the truck stop…claiming to be the victim of an assault, or that she had been threatened with a weapon, and was being held against her will,” Bendlin said. Bordeaux reported she had been held at gun point by Jared Stone. Sioux Falls Police were then contacted, as Stone is the prime suspect in a homicide at a casino in Sioux Falls.
“The Sioux Falls Police Department had been looking for Bordeaux,” Bendlin said. “They wanted to speak with her in regards to their investigation into the homicide.” Sioux Falls Police detectives later charged Bordeaux with one count of accessory and harboring or concealing a homicide subject, and one count of providing aid.
The murder suspect, 20-year-old Jared Stone, remains at large. He was reported to be driving a dark blue 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, with South Dakota license plates 52DC99.
Stone is accused in the shooting death another man, Baptiste Whiteyes, last Friday night in the parking lot of the Lucky Lady Casino in Sioux Falls after the two got into an argument inside the casino.
By Dennis Morrice, KLEM, Le Mars