Elkton man arrested on aggravated assault and firearms charges

An Elkton man is facing charges after allegedly threatening another man with firearms and firing one of them.

Brookings County Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says the Sheriff’s Office and SDSU Police responded to the 300 block of Second Street in Elkton just before 3:00 o’clock Tuesday morning. Sebring says 44-year-old Thomas Skime pointed a 9mm handgun and an AR-15 rifle at a 21 year old male victim.

He says Skime also discharged a round from the handgun into a shed on the property. No one was injured.

Skime was taken into custody without incident and was arrested for aggravated assault, possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated, and commission of a felony while armed. Bond has been set at $5,000 Cash Only.

Sebring says alcohol was a factor in the incident.


December 8, 2020