Yankton Man Arrested After Wielding Fake Gun At Local Business

Yankton Man Arrested After Wielding Fake Gun At Local Business

A Yankton man has been arrested after wielding a fake gun at a Lake Yankton area business.

According to the Yankton County Sheriff’s Department, their office was dispatched to the Captain Norm’s convenience store on a report of a male subject wielding a gun.

Yankton County Deputy Sheriff Steve Wuebben says when officers arrived on scene, 27-year-old Moses Waggoner was arguing with his father, threatening him with a gun. Upon further investigation, it was not an actual gun, but an airsoft gun.

Waggoner was subsequently arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault.

Waggoner has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement.

Back in 2018, the South Dakota Department of Corrections put out a notice warning of his release from prison, calling him a “high risk” inmate.

According to court papers, he served a three-year sentence for hitting someone in the head with a bat in Yankton in 2014. The victim had a skull fracture and a brain bleed, according to court documents.

At that time, the warning was issued to local law enforcement and the public based on Waggoner’s, “criminal history, institutional disciplinary record, and institutional assessments that indicate a high risk for committing future acts of violence.”