1 of 2 arrested after standoff linked to homicide suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say one of the two people arrested following a standoff in Sioux Falls is a known associate of the primary suspect in two recent homicides.

A 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were arrested after Tuesday night's standoff at an apartment that lasted several hours. Minnehaha County deputies were attempting to serve a warrant when they learned one of the suspects had a pistol. The suspects initially refused to leave the apartment.

The Argus Leader says the woman arrested is associated with Manuel Frias, who's being sought for first-degree murder in the shooting deaths Friday of 28-year-old Samuel Crockett and 30-year-old Corey Zephier. Police say the shooting was drug related.

The two arrested following the standoff were taken into custody on possible drug, weapons and other charges.