Chadron Murder Suspect Apprehended in South Dakota

Chadron Murder Suspect Apprehended in South Dakota
Sage Littlemoon (Courtesy Photo)
July 23rd, 2021 | KNEB Staff

Law enforcement authorities have located a person sought for questioning in connection with a homicide that occurred overnight in Chadron.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Chadron Police Department issued a media advisory Friday morning seeking the public’s help in locating 20-year-old Ian “Sage” Littlemoon of Chadron, was believed to be traveling in a stolen van. Friday morning, the van was found abandoned northeast of Chadron.

Littlemoon has since been located in Pine Ridge and taken into custody by officers with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

Dawes County Attorney Vance Haug has filed charges of 1st Degree Murder and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony against Littlemoon for the death of 72-year-old John Martinez of Chadron.

The Chadron Police Department is the lead agency in the homicide investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

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