South Dakota Man Faces Several Charges Including Bribery

A South Dakota man was arrested Sunday on drug, assault, and bribery charges after incidents at a Sioux Center hotel and the Sioux Center hospital.

According to a criminal complaint, 28-year-old Daniel Baer of Onaka, South Dakota is accused of harassing an employee at the hotel and causing a scene.

In a statement, an officer says Baer, a guest at the Sioux Center Holiday Inn Express, was harassing the front desk employee.  Baer was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the Sioux Center Health Emergency Room for medical clearance, per jail policy. The officer says once Baer was medically cleared, he allegedly became combative. The officer also says that Baer offered money bribes to two officers to be released. He says Baer was extremely loud and caused distress to families and children at the emergency room. He is also accused of assaulting two officers, and possessing a THC vape pen.

Baer was charged with bribery and assaulting officers, both class D felonies.  He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of cannabidiol and drug paraphernalia, making loud noises, interference with official acts, and public intoxication.

A preliminary hearing for Baer is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st.  Baer was released after posting a $5000 bond.

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