Man on parole for killing Pierre classmate is arrested on weapons charges

A Man on parole for killing a classmate in Pierre in 2012 in custody in Clay County on weapons charges.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Braiden McCahren was arrested January 6th on two counts of a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

A jury convicted McCahren of Second Degree Murder in September 2014 for shooting and killing Dalton Williams in December 2012. McCahren was tried in adult court and given
25-years in prison with 15-years suspended. McCahren was also sentenced to 15-years for Aggravated Assault involving another classmate in the room that day. The sentences were served at the same time.

McCahren was released on parole in August 2020.

He remains jailed with bond set at $1000 cash only. The new charges are each punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a fine of $4000.


January 17, 2023