On April 26th, 2016, in the late night hours, Watertown Police responded to the 1300 block of 13th Ave SW for a report of an assault. Two male subjects were involved in physical altercation resulting in one of the males receiving serious non-life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving.
The suspect was identified as Mr. Charles Ohman of Watertown, SD. Ohman is currently on Parole with South Dakota Department of Corrections for Aggravated Assault.
On April 27th, after a city-wide manhunt, Ohman was found hiding in a residence in the 1000 block of 4th Ave NW, Watertown, SD. Police forced entry and took Ohman into custody.
Ohman has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Absconding from Parole. Additional charges are pending as a result of seizing a firearm and methamphetamine paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are pending.
Aggravated Assault is a Class 3 Felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment in the State Penitentiary and a $30,000 fine.