Crime

Appeals court: Sex crime conviction stands in Sturgis sting

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a sex crime conviction doesn’t require that there’s an actual victim. The court this week upheld the conviction of a man stemming from a sting operation during the…

Charges filed against former RCPD officer

RAPID CITY, S.D. — 41-year-old Matthew R. Hower is facing a charge of aggregated second degree petty theft. The case stems from incidents which occurred while Hower was acting…

Texas authorities: Prisoner stabs guard, escapes from bus

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Gonzalo Lopez. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is searching for Lopez, an escaped inmate in Leon County Thursday, May 12, 2022. Lopez…

Fugitive inmate captured after manhunt, ex-jail officer dead

This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Marshals Service and Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office in April 2022 shows Casey Cole White, left, and Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White. On Saturday, April 30, 2022, the…

Ex-jail official, inmate she helped escape caught

This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Marshals Service and Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office in April 2022 shows Casey Cole White, left, and Assistant Director of Corrections Vicky White. On Saturday, April 30, 2022, the…

One child dead in Pine Ridge shooting

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety is investigating a shooting that left one child dead. The shooting occurred Thursday night at 9 p.m. at 29604 U.S. Highway 18 in Pine Ridge, S.D. OSTDPS officers…

Rapid City robbery suspect arrested

RAPID CITY, S.D. - According to the Rapid City Police Department on Friday, May 6th, police were dispatched to two robberies. The first was at approximately 2:15 a.m. on E. North Street. The suspect, an unknown male, left when the…

Grand Gateway Hotel shooting suspect pleads not guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Rapid City Hotel on March 19 pleaded not guilty in court at his arraignment hearing on Monday. 19-year-old Quincy Bear Robe was originally charged with aggravated assault and…

RCPD detains suspects in early morning vehicle burglaries

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police Department officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of E. Centennial Street early Thursday morning for a report of a vehicle burglary. When the officers arrived at the residence, they…

UPDATE: Barricaded subject safely in custody

Pennington County Sheriff's Office Captain Tony Harrison spoke to the media about the Special Response Team used in the standoff, saying, "These are lifesaving pieces of equipment that we're using and we're using…

Rapid City man pleads not guilty in sports bar shooting death

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City man, accused of shooting and killing a man at a Rapid City bar and nightclub on February 20, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing today. 45-year-old Timothy Huante is charged with first-degree…

Grand Gateway Hotel shooting victim remains hospitalized

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The victim in Saturday's shooting at Rapid City's Grand Gateway Hotel remains hospitalized as of Tuesday, March 22. According to the Pennington County State's Attorney's Office, the victim is alive but "not doing well." Rapid City…

Keystone man convicted of manslaughter

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Pennington County jury has found 22-year-old Maxton Pfeiffer of Keystone, S.D., guilty in the 2018 shooting death of 19-year-old Ty Scott. Pfeiffer was charged with first-degree manslaughter for recklessly shooting Scott on June 13, 2018.…

Jury deliberating in Pfeiffer manslaughter trial

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Pennington county jury is in deliberations in the trial of Maxton Pfeiffer. 22-year-old Pfeiffer is charged with first-degree manslaughter after the shooting and killing of Ty Scott in a Keystone home in June of 2018.…

Man accused of embezzling from Standing Rock tribal group

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzlement and theft from a tribal organization on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Joshua Iron Cloud Sr., of Wakpala, is…

High court reimposes Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The justices, by a 6-3 vote Friday, agreed with the Biden administration’s arguments that a federal appeals court was wrong to throw out…

UPDATE: Inmate Harlen Prue back in custody

UPDATE (3:44 p.m. 3/3/22): State prison inmate Harlen Prue is back in custody. RAPID CITY, S.D.- The South Dakota Department of Corrections has announced that a minimum-custody state prison inmate has been placed…

Bond set at $1M for Rapid City man accused of murder

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Bond has been set at $1 million for Rapid City man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a downtown nightclub last weekend. 45-year-old Timothy Huante was arrested February 23 and…

Victim of Sunday morning shooting at Rapid City bar identified

RAPID CITY, S.D.– The victim of a shooting at Teddy's Sports Grill and Nightclub early Sunday morning has been identified. Police say 30-year-old Dallas Quick Bear of Rapid City was shot inside the sports grill and nightclub and later pronounced…

Life term handed down in Pine Ridge Reservation slaying

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Another man convicted of a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 2016 has been sentenced to life in federal prison. Thirty-two-year-old Adan Corona was convicted last year along with Francisco Villanueva of first-degree…

One person dead following downtown Rapid City shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — One person is dead following a shooting that occurred in downtown Rapid City early Sunday morning. According to the Rapid City Police Department, shortly before 1:00 a.m., officers were called to 826 Main Street for a…

Custer County Sheriff warns of arrest warrant scam

CUSTER, S.D.- The Custer County Sheriff's Office is warning that scammers are calling local residents and using the threat of arrest warrants to steal money from the victim. The Custer County…

Pursuit, standoff ends in multiple arrests in Pennington County

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Three people were arrested and are facing charges related to overnight thefts and pursuits in Pennington County. A group of people is suspected to be involved with alcohol thefts in Rapid City on Wednesday evening around…