WOONSOCKET, S.D. — A Woonsocket man has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with an incident at a home that also prompted authorities to lock down a school.
The state’s attorney general’s office says 33-year-old Matthew Walter Novak was arrested Wednesday after authorities responded to an incident at a Woonsocket home. Neither that office nor the Sanborn County sheriff’s office has released details of the incident.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Jennifer Ann Gibson, of Woonsocket.
Woonsocket school district superintendent Rod Weber says police ordered him to lock down the school around 10:30 a.m., after officers had surrounded the home where the incident occurred. Weber says the lockdown lasted about 10 minutes.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Novak has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.