Bond set and charges filed against Franklin St. robbery suspects

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Bond has been set and charges filed against the two people involved in an armed robbery at a home on Franklin Street earlier this week.

Cori Buffalo, 34, and Damon Patton, 38, appeared in court Thursday morning before 7th Circuit Court Judge Todd Hyronimus. He ordered that they each be charged with first degree robbery, as well as aiding and abetting. Their bond has each been set at $25,000 cash only and they are currently being held in the Pennington County Jail.

On Tuesday, Juan Crawford claims that he was robbed at gunpoint by Patton after being lured to the house on Franklin Street by Buffalo through the dating app “Plenty of Fish”. When he arrived at the home, Crawford claims that Patton took his gun and wallet then pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him. Crawford was able to leave the home after telling Patton and Buffalo that he would return with more cash. That’s when he was able to escape and call police. Shortly after calling police, Buffalo and Patton were identified by Crawford and then arrested.

Along with the cash only bond, both Buffalo and Patton have been ordered not to make contact with Juan Crawford. If convicted of first degree robbery, they could both face 25 years in jail and/or a $50,000 fine.


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