- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LEAD, S.D. (AP) - A judge is western South Dakota has ordered that the suspect in a Monday evening slaying be held without bond.

Lawrence County Magistrate Eric Strawn on Tuesday denied bond for 44-year-old James L. Rogers Jr., who is facing a first-degree murder charge. Police in Lead arrested Rogers in connection with the slaying Monday.

Law enforcement authorities are withholding the victim’s identity pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. Authorities would not release details of the incident.

Chief Deputy Paul Hansen with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday. He says the case is being investigated by the Lead Police Department, the sheriff’s office and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.


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