Niobrara couple convicted of arson
TYNDALL, S.D. - A Niobrara couple faces up to 10 years in prison after a Tyndall, S.D. jury found them guilty of arson. The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reports that Charles and Kimberly Johnson were found guilty Friday of second-degree arson and reckless burning, both class four felonies. Authorities believe the couple intentionallly started a fire in 2010 that destroyed their business, Libby's Steakhouse in Springfield, S.D. The fire also destroyed another downtown business and damaged a third. No one was injured. Sentencing for the Johnsons is set for August 7th in Bon Homme County. The maximum penalty for a class four felony in South Dakota is 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 find.