Child found unharmed after pursuit

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — After reports of a kidnapping and assault law enforcement engaged in a pursuit exceeding speeds of over 100 miles per hour and a foot chase ending north of New Underwood.

A woman was abducted and assaulted on Tuesday at the truck stop near I-90 Exit 61. The woman eventually got out of the vehicle, but their infant child was left unrestrained in the vehicle.

Law enforcement worked to locate and follow the vehicle, and once found initiated a pursuit. The pursuit was called off several times due to speeds reaching over 100 miles per hour.

Pennington County Deputies deployed road spikes slowing the vehicle, the vehicle continued off road until it crashed in a ditch. The suspect ran from the vehicle and the baby was found unharmed.

After a foot chase, law enforcement arrested Steven Jackson of Rapid City. Jackson is the father of the child.

A temporary protection order had been issued ordering removal of the child from Jackson’s custody. The victim of the assault and kidnapping is the mother of the infant as she was attempting to regain custody of the child. The victim met with Jackson prior to law enforcement being able to serve the temporary protection order.

Jackson is facing charges of 2nd Degree Kidnapping, Aggravated Eluding Law Enforcement and Simple Assault Domestic Violence.

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