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

Nov. 19

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.

Prosecutors say Johnson told the minor to shoot Graham.

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.

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