Pierre man arrested in death of toddler

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR-AM) — A Pierre man has been arrested in the death of a toddler this past weekend.

Police Captain Brian Walz says officers were called to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital last Thursday after the two-year old child arrived at the hospital suffering from what Walz calls suspicious injuries. The toddler was later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital where the child died on Saturday.

Twenty-one-year-old Tristin Larson is charged with first-degree manslaughter. He’s being held in the Hughes County Jail.

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting Pierre police with the case.