Auch Pleads Not Guilty

Auch Pleads Not Guilty

A Yankton man charged in a fatal shooting in September has pleaded not guilty.

Cody James Auch, 20, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter, Reckless discharge of a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated for his connection to a man who appeared at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital with a gunshot wound in the morning hours of September 24th. 

The victim later died of his wounds.

Auch appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Auch’s trial has been scheduled to begin on March 18th, 2023.

Auch is next scheduled to appear in the Yankton County Courthouse on December 18th for a status hearing.