Man arrested after false identification and neighborhood chase

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City man who was arrested last week was arrested again this weekend after a chase on foot through a Rapid City neighborhood.

Travis Sipes, 32, was arrested on Wednesday for disorderly conduct after he attempted to flee police by climbing through a business ceiling. After falling through the ceiling tiles, Sipes was taken into custody and gave police false identification that named him as Sean Granlund. Sipes was later released on bond the same day.

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Police learned of the false identification over the weekend, and issued a warrant for his arrest after Sipes failed to return from a furlough.

Sipes was located by police at around 6 p.m. on Saturday in the 400 block of Saint Patrick Street, but he fled on foot when he noticed the police. Police then used a police canine to track Sipes and soon found him hiding in a shed a few blocks away. Sipes was taken into custody without incident and placed under arrest for 2nd degree escape.

During the course of the search, an uninvolved individual in the neighborhood was bit by the police canine. This party was treated for his injuries by medical personnel and the RCPD is reviewing the facts surrounding the incident to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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