Judge splits motions in McIntosh case

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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:05 pm

A motions hearing held Sept. 13 in the State of South Dakota v. Derek Douglas McIntosh case resulted in Judge Kasey Sorensen splitting the motions filed by the defense.

McIntosh, a former North Sioux City Police Officer, is charged with five separate counts in the alleged killing of two cats outside North Sioux City limits on May 14.

On the Motion to Produce, the state made no objections on revealing discovery. However, Judge Sorensen had a question for the defense. She asked about number six which stated, “All animals identified as belonging to any owner under Count I of the Amended Trial Information.” Judge Sorensen wanted to know the relevance of asking about other missing cats. McIntosh’s attorney, Scott Rhinehart, wanted to know if any other cats than the two were going to be presented into evidence at trial. Union County Deputy State’s Attorney Aaron J. Bates said the only other cat discussed, besides the one with an owner, will be the second cat found at the cemetery.

The judge also asked about why the defense wanted the release of McIntosh’s prior work record. Rhinehart stated that they wanted to be prepared in the event that the State called North Sioux City Police Chief Rich Headid to the stand and asked about any prior disciplinary action or work actions taken against McIntosh during his employment.

The judge granted the Motion to Produce.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times and Leader-Courier.