Rapid City man accused in shooting using insanity defense

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The latest on the prosecution of Dwight Quigley, suspected in a Rapid City shooting on March 28, 2018. CRIME DETAILS

May 16

A Rapid City man accused of shooting and injuring four people while they were in a vehicle has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Dwight Quigley, 28, faces four counts of attempted first-degree murder and other charges. The Rapid City Journal reports he was arraigned Tuesday.

Authorities allege Quigley used a .223-caliber rifle to fire at the vehicle the night of March 29, in an apparently random shooting. The people inside suffered either gunshot wounds or shrapnel wounds, and some had other injuries when the driver lost control and the vehicle crashed into a pole. 

Court documents show Quigley sent a letter to the judge in April, referencing a personal history of psychiatric problems.


March 30

A Rapid City man charged in a shooting incident that injured four people has been denied bail.

Dwight Quigley, 28, is charged with four counts each of attempted first-degree murder and commission of a felony with a firearm. His alternative count to attempted first-degree murder would be aggravated assault.

The maximum sentence for both the murder charge and firearm offense is 25 years and a fine of $50,000. Aggravated assault carries a maximum sentence of 15 years and a $30,000 fine.

The prosecution requested a $500,000 cash-only bond, while a relative of one of the victims asked for either no bond or $1 million bond.

Magistrate Judge Marya Tellinghuisen, of the 7th Judicial Circuit, denied both of those requests.

Quigley did not have a lawyer present Friday. He will appear in court again on April 13 at 3:30 p.m.

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