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Three men face murder charges

By Staff | Apr 9, 2008

MILFORD–An Iowa man is one of three individuals facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of a man following a fight in Milford.

According to records in the Dickinson County Court House, the victim, Matthew Begtrup, 25, of Sioux Falls, SD, was beaten outside Zippers Gentleman’s Club on Friday, April 4 at approximately 2 a.m.

Dickinson County Sheriff Gregory L. Baloun said Michael James Friedrichs, 29, of Forest City, along with John Allen Swan, 30, and Scott Thomas Adair, 29, both of Crossett, AR, were charged Monday with first-degree murder.

All three made their initial appearance Tuesday on the Class “A” felony and are currently incarcerated in the Dickinson County Jail on $750,000 bond each.

A joint investigation by the Milford Police Department and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of the three men.