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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has been charged with three misdemeanors in connection with the death of 55-year-old Joe Boever (beaver) near Highmore on September 12th. Hyde County Assistant States Attorney Emily Sovell (so-VELL) released the charges at a news conference in Pierre today…

Ravnsborg hit Boever, who was walking along Highway 14 that evening but his body wasn’t found until the next morning.

Sovell says the distraction charge is not directly connected to the accident.....

Sovell says the accident doesn’t rise to a vehicular homicide charge.....

Beadle County States Attorney Mike Moore, who assisted in the case, says he told Boevers family of the charges this morning.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem posted on social media shortly after the announcement, "My heart goes out to Joseph Boever’s family. I am not going to comment on the specifics of Ms. Sovell’s decision. I am directing the Department of Public Safety to share additional details of the investigation with the public within the next week."