Bond remains at $1 million for 16-year-old shooting suspect
RAPID CITY S.D. – The latest on court proceedings for Ross Johnson, accused in the murder of Nathan Graham. CRIME DETAILS
Bond for a minor, accused of aiding in the murder of a Rapid City man, will remain at $1 million.
Prosecutors say 16-year-old Ross Johnson helped a 14-year-old murder 43-year-old Nathan Graham in August with a stolen gun. The incident happened at a house on East Philadelphia Street in Rapid City.
Because of the severity of the charged, Johnson’s being tried as an adult. He’s charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
The unnamed 14-year-old is accused of shooting Graham.
The defense wanted Johnson’s bond at $25,000, saying it’s unrealistic to expect a 16-year-old to pay $1 million. Prosecutors, however, said he’s been behaving inappropriately in jail.
He’ll be back in court Dec. 19.