Suspects in ATM burglary, chase, standoff to appear in court
The couple accused of trying to steal an ATM and leading law enforcement on a chase through two states is expected to appear in court Monday.
At Monday's police briefing, Captain Paul Niedringhaus, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department, provided an update on the arrests involved in Friday's chase and standoff.
Tyson and Kelly Wessel are accused of trying to steal an ATM at the Pumphouse Convenience Store in Valley Springs Friday morning. Cpt. Paul Niedringhaus said Kelly Wessel, 30, was arrested for Possession of Burglary Tools. Kelly was found in a cornfield with her Toyota Highlander near 268th Street and 485th Avenue.
Cpt. Niedringhaus said after the burglary Kelly made a call to Metro 911 claiming to be lost. However, Cpt. Niedringhaus said a warrant had been issued for her arrest and a search warrant was executed for her vehicle.
Law enforcement said they found items known to be associated with committing burglaries upon executing the search warrant.
Tyson Wessel, 34, was arrested for Third Degree Robbery. Tyson was caught after the extensive police chase and standoff southeast of Sioux Falls. Cpt. Niedringhaus said a neighbor of the Pumphouse Convenience Store heard Tyson break in and called police. Cpt. Niedringhaus said Tyson then stole a Midwest Mechanical utility truck and rammed the witness's vehicle.
Cpt. Niedringhaus said at some point deputies pursued the stolen vehicle and at one point Tyson rammed the deputy's vehicle before the extensive pursuit began.
Both of the Wessels are expected to appear at the Minnehaha County Courthouse on Monday.