Mitchell assault suspect now facing manslaughter charge

MITCHELL, S.D. (KSFY) - Police in Mitchell say a man who was left with a serious head injury after an assault last week has died.

The suspect, 26-year-old Dylan Reid Thompson, now faces first degree manslaughter after he allegedly assaulted the 59-year-old man outside Thirsty's Bar just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police said a fight broke out between the two men inside the bar before the assault.

Officers initially arrested Thompson on aggravated assault.

The investigation is ongoing.