SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The chief federal prosecutor in South Dakota is calling it quits. U.S. Attorney Dennis Holmes announced his retirement on Monday.
Holmes spent more than 43 years as a prosecutor in the state. The Custer native began his career as a prosecutor in 1978 as an intern in the Pennington County States Attorney’s Office while he was still in law school at the University of South Dakota. He went on to serve as an assistant state attorney general, rising to become chief deputy attorney general. He joined the U.S. attorney’s office in Pierre in 1988.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Holmes in December as U.S. attorney for 120 days after U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons resigned.