Officers arrest man with a loaded gun


By Katie Zerr –

Mobridge Police with help from a Corson County deputy, arrested an individual who was carrying a loaded pistol Thursday, Oct. 10, after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots.

According to Mobridge Police Chief Justin Jungwirth, a caller reported hearing two shots, possibly from a .22-caliber weapon, at about 4:30 a.m., in a Fifth Avenue West neighborhood, south of Eighth Street. Officer Jordan Majeske and Corson County Deputy Mike Varilek, who was just coming off-duty, began to search the area. An individual was seen running through a Sixth Avenue West alley. The officers were able to stop the individual, subdue him and handcuffed him without serious incident. He had a loaded .22-caliber pistol in his pocket.

“These officers took controlled of a potentially bad situation before it escalated into something worse,” said Jungwirth. “They were able to take the individual into custody without anyone being injured.”

Daylyn Moriarty, 19, of Mobridge was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated, obstruction of a police officer, possession of a concealed weapon without a permit, underage possession and consumption and intentional damage to property.

On Friday morning, callers reported intentional damage to vehicles in the area. Evidence found on Moriarty possibly links him to that damage. Jungwirth said there is a possibility of another individual involved in the intentional damage. Officers are continuing to investigate that report.

Moriarty is being held in the Walworth County Jail and has made his initial appearance in Fifth Circuit Court in Selby on Tuesday, Oct. 15. No other court dates are available at this time.



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