The Attorney General of South Dakota reported hitting a deer with his car. He actually stabbed and killed a man.


South Dakota Attorney General Jason Revsborg reported hitting the deer from his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian, whose body was not found until the following day, state investigators said Monday. Ravensburg’s office says he immediately called 911 after an accident on a rural section of US Highway 14 and did not realize he had killed a person until the body was found.

The Department of Public Safety released a statement on Monday stating only that Revsborg told the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office that it had killed a deer with its 2011 Ford Taurus. The agency did not state whether it reported the accident in the 911 call.

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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Revsborg talks to reporters in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, September 9, 2019.

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The man, identified as 55-year-old Joseph Boever, was not found until Sunday morning. According to relatives, he had previously crashed his truck in that area, and was apparently walking near the road.

Republican government Christie Noam revealed on Sunday that Ravensborg was involved in a fatal accident and said the Department of Public Safety was investigating, but neither he nor the agency had provided any details about what happened. Was.

“I am shocked and sad after the events of last night,” Ravensburg said in a statement late Sunday. “As Governor Noam said, I am fully cooperating in the investigation and I fully intend to move forward. At this time I express my deepest condolences and condolences to the family.”

The Department of Public Safety says its investigation is on.

Ravensburg was visiting his home in Pierre, about 110 miles from a Republican fundraiser in Redfield, spokesman Tim Bormann said. Ravensburg was uninhabited.

Cousin Nick Nemec said it took investigators about 22 hours to identify Boever’s body with a family member.

According to Nevek, Boover dropped his truck into a haystack near the road on Saturday evening. Nemec’s brother Victor gave him a ride back to his home, which was about 1.5 miles away and planned to make repairs on Sunday.

Victor Nemec told CBS-affiliated KLO-TV that he questions whether a 911 call was made or not, as no siren was heard about leaving Highmore on Saturday night. Nemex said the scene remained with law enforcement and emergency vehicles for hours on Sunday.

Nick Name said, “My worst fear is that they are trying to get the ducks in a row to absent the Attorney General of any wrongdoing.”

Never said that Bower lived alone and was separated from his wife.

When on Sunday, Boever’s cousins ​​noticed that an accident was being investigated where Boever left his truck, they were horrified that he was involved. He called 911 and the Highway Patrol, but officers were asked to wait to hear back. He identified her body after 8 pm on Sunday night.

“I don’t know if cousin Joe had been on the highway for 22 hours or if they got up before that,” said Nem.

The Bar & Grill of the Ravensburg roster attended a dinner hosted by Spink County Republicans. The Attorney General is known to be a frequent participant of the funders known as the Lincoln Day Dinner, hosted by county GOP groups across the state.

Bormann said the attorney general occasionally drinks alcohol, but has practiced not drinking at Lincoln Day events.

State Sen. Brock Greenfield, who also attended the dinner, said, “I didn’t see him do anything with coke.”

Ravensburg has received six traffic tickets for speeding in South Dakota over the past six years. He also received a ticket for seat belt violation and for operating a vehicle without proper exhaust and muffler systems.

KLO reports that most recently, Revsburg was cited twice for speeding in 2018 – once in Beadle County at 40 mph in the 35 mph zone and once in Penning County at 65 mph To go to the area of. The station paid for two speeding tickets in 1996 and 2003 in Iowa.

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