Suspected Ridgeville Murderer Killed in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD (WCBD) – Lonnie Haskell Powers, Jr. of Summerville was shot and killed this afternoon by United States Marshals after a standoff in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Powers, 37, was being sought by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office for the December 13th murder on Old Gilliard Road of 55 year-old James Anthony Hill of Ridgeville.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force worked to apprehend Powers since December 13th.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s detectives, who had worked with the Marshals in South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee over the past few weeks, received a tip last night that Powers was in Sioux Falls and armed.

After receiving the tip, the detectives contacted the Marshals in South Dakota.

Powers’ death is currently being investigated by the FBI.

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