Crime

RCPD seeks suspects in gas station armed robbery

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Authorities are searching for two suspects in a gas station armed robbery which took place early Tuesday morning. At around 3:30 a.m. on June 15th, police were dispatched to the…

Eagle Butte man sentenced for strangling, assaulting partner

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. -- A 27-year-old Eagle Butte man has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to assaulting his intimate partner. Seth Stadel - also known as Seth Carter - was indicted by Grand…

Rapid City man gets 10 years in meth trafficking conspiracy

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- 52-year-old Eric Bonadore of Rapid City has been sentenced by a federal judge to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. From the fall of 2018 to early spring…

Prison break: 29 inmates escape federal lockups in 18 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S., and nearly half still have not been caught. At some institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes…

SD DCI leads investigation of unattended deaths along I-29

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota law enforcement authorities are investigating the discovery two bodies in the cab of a semi-truck.   Division of Criminal Investigation Director Dave Natvig announced today that Agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation, in conjunction…

Rapid City police investigate stabbing homicide

Rapid City, S.D. – Police are investigating a stabbing as a homicide after learning the victim died as a result of injuries sustained in the incident. At around 10:25 p.m. on June 8, police were dispatched to an apartment at…

US has recovered ransom payment made after pipeline hack

PHOTO: Colonial Pipeline Company, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system and can carry more than 3 million barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel between the U.S. Gulf Coast and the New York Harbor area.,…

Two arrested following Saturday afternoon Amber Alert

PIERRE, S.D. — 37-year-old Katrina Seay and 40-year-old Matthew Cabaniss of Rapid City were arrested in Mitchell Saturday afternoon by Davidson County Deputies and South Dakota Highway Patrol. Around 1 p.m. Saturday, an Amber Alert was issued for Seay's two…

Inmate Keith Apple in custody after November 2020 escape

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A minimum-security inmate placed on escape status November 7, 2020, is now back in custody. Keith Apple was arrested in Rapid City June 1 after leaving the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization last fall.…

Rapid City man arrested after armed standoff with police

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Rapid City man is in custody for several charges after an armed standoff with police early Thursday morning. At around 6:45 a.m. on May 27, police were dispatched to the South Dakota Rose Inn on…

Ravnsborg trial set for late August

PIERRE, S.D. — A trial for South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has been set for August 26 and 27, online court documents show. Ravnsborg faces three misdemeanor charges – operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device,…

Moreno pleads not guilty to child porn charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Javier Clark Moreno, former Captain at Salvation Army of the Black Hills, has pleaded not guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. If convicted, Moreno…

Suspect arrested in connection with Maple Ave stabbing

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection with a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue, Thursday afternoon. At around 3:15p.m. on May 20th, police were dispatched to…

Four suspects plead not guilty in Rapid City Rose Inn murder

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Four suspects in the murder of 20-year-old Jesus Vance all pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Travis Nelson, Gilbert Reyna, William Long, and Tracy Laughlin are all charged with Aiding and Abetting First-Degree Murder. The charge carries…

Javier Clark Moreno arrested on child porn charges

  RAPID CITY, S.D. — 40-year-old Javier Clark Moreno has been arrested on one count of Possessing, Manufacturing, or Distributing Child Pornography after law enforcement executed a search warrant at a camp…

Georgia judge sets October trial in slaying of Ahmaud Arbery

FILE - This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. The Justice Department announced federal hate crime…

Three charged in Rapid City Christmas Eve homicide

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Three men are facing charges from a Christmas Eve homicide after court documents say they set up a fake drug deal for retribution and to beat up the victim. The incident occurred in the area of…