US: 37-year-old man charged with intentional exposure to HIV and assault in South Dakota for spitting at police officer

Man indicted on intentional exposure to HIV charge


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Published in Argus Leader on April 10, 2017


Man indicted on intentional exposure to HIV charge

April 10, 2017
Source: Argus Leader

A 37-year-old Sioux Falls man accused of assaulting a security officer and trying to expose the officer to HIV could spend more than a decade in prison.

X was indicted by a Minnehaha County grand jury on charges of intentional exposure to HIV, two counts of simple assault and assault by contact with bodily fluids.

Authorities say they were called to a local hospital on March 16 for a disorderly subject. Lt. Michael Colwill said X scratched a security staff member in the face and then tried to spit in that person’s face.

X then made comments about him being HIV positive, Colwill said. Authorities were able to arrest and charge X following the incident.

The court documents don’t say whether X is HIV positive or not.