FAITH, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old Faith man has been has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin say in a release that Berton Cole Toavs is charged in the killing of two people about 7:00 AM at a residence in Faith. Attorney information for Toavs was not immediately available.

Authorities did not name the victims or provide additional details.

Jackley says that if convicted, Toavs could face death or a mandatory life sentence.

The Faith Police Department, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation assisted in the investigation.

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