South Dakota Strangulation Law
SD. COD. LAW. § 22-18-1.1. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT—FELONY
Any person who:
(8) Attempts to induce a fear of death or imminent serious bodily harm by impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person by applying pressure on the throat or neck, or by blocking the nose and mouth; is guilty of aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is a Class 3 felony.