Crime

US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. Army soldier has been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plotting to blow up the 9/11 Memorial in New York City and attack U.S. soldiers in the…

Manderson man served federal arrest warrant

PINE RIDGE, S.D. -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety is reporting that a federal arrest warrant has been served to Sequoyah West Sr of Manderson. The…

US prosecutors weighing sedition charges in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are considering sedition charges against at least some of the Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week and will be examining the movement and money flow of the rioters who converged on Washington.…

Three suspects arrested after string of burglaries

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Three people are in custody facing burglary charges after the Rapid City Police Department observed an elevated number of burglaries affecting a northern Rapid City neighborhood. In response, the RCPD set up a burglary task force…

26 charged in Detroit-North Dakota reservations opioid bust

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they are cutting into an opioid pipeline that for the past five years has been moving oxycodone pills from Detroit to three American Indian reservations in North Dakota. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley of…

Russian hacker gets 12 years in massive data theft scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian hacker has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting involvement in one of the biggest thefts of consumer data from a U.S. financial institution. Andrei Tyurin was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal…

Indiana woman pleads guilty to climbing Mount Rushmore

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — An Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to climbing Mount Rushmore, a federal violation. Twenty-year-old Molly Venderley entered the plea at a hearing in federal court in Rapid City, South Dakota Monday. Two other misdemeanor charges were…

US: Hack of federal agencies 'likely Russian in origin'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top national security agencies are confirming in a rare joint statement that Russia was likely responsible for a massive hack of U.S. government departments and corporations, rejecting President Donald Trump’s claim that China might be to blame.…

Utah man pleads guilty in Yellowstone treasure-seeking dig

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — On Monday, 52-year-old Rodrick Dow Craythorn of Syracuse, Utah, entered a guilty plea to charges of excavating or trafficking in archeological resources and injury or depredation to U.S. property. Craythorn was indicted by a federal grand jury…

OST DPS arrest nine individuals on drug charges

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — From September 2020 to January 2021, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety has arrested nine individuals in a drug bust. The cases are being investigated by the Badlands Safe Trails Task Force which…

Custer County Sheriff's Deputy involved in shooting

CUSTER, S.D. — Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, a Custer County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a 911 call within the city of Custer from a female who disconnected the call before any information could be obtained. According to Custer…

UPDATE: January 3rd robbery suspects apprehended

(UPDATE: 1/4/21 @ 4:45 P.M.): Both suspects responsible for the January 3rd string of robberies have been identified and taken into custody. 28-year-old Jay Chase Alone was identified as the gun-wielding suspect in all three robberies. 19-year-old Phillip Jumping Eagle was identified…

Three arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit

RAPID CITY, S.D. — At around 1:40 a.m. on January 2, police observed a gold Chevrolet Malibu travelling westbound on Disk Drive. The police officer recognized the vehicle as one that had recently been reported stolen, and the officer attempted…

Man arrested in relation to Christmas Eve shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Police Department has placed 21-year-old Elias Richard under arrest for second degree murder in relation to the Christmas Eve shooting that took place in the 1000 block…

WATCH: Search for a North Carolina grenade

SHALLOTTE, N.C. -- Visit just about any antique shop or thrift store and military items are a dime-a-dozen, but one summer shopper left the fancy flea antique mall in shallotte with a whole lot…

Porcupine Man indicted on carjacking and firearm charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Porcupine, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for carjacking, use and brandishing of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, and possession of a stolen firearm. Curtis…

Victim in Christmas Eve homicide identified

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Authorities have identified a Rapid City man as the victim in a December 24th fatal shooting. 31-year-old Vernall Marshall was shot and killed last Thursday night in the 1000 block of Silverleaf Avenue in Rapid City.…

Box Elder man sentenced to federal prison time for robbery

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Johnathan Adkins, 21, was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in federal prison for a robbery that occurred in January of 2020. Adkins, along with two other individuals, robbed the Quality Inn and Big D in Rapid City…

Police: Man steals mini-snow plow, crashes into Target

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has been arrested after a Christmas morning crime spree that gave new meaning to the term doorbuster. Police say it happened shortly before 2 a.m. Friday when Justin Shuffle stole a…

PHOTOS: RCPD responds to officer-involved shooting overnight

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Around 4:00 a.m. on Christmas morning, The Rapid City Police Department responded to the scene of an officer-involved shooting that occurred after the officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of East Jackson and Milwaukee…

PHOTOS: Police respond to fatal Christmas Eve shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Around 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the Rapid City Police Department responded to a shooting, which left one person dead in the 1000 block of Silver Leaf Avenue. Photos of the scene are below:

RCPD capture robbery suspect after short foot pursuit

RAPID CITY, S.D. – One suspect is in custody following an attempted convenience store robbery early Monday morning. At around 4:35 a.m. , police were dispatched to the Loaf 'N Jug on the 1600 block of Mount Rushmore Road for…

Two men charged for stabbing death of Kyle man

KYLE, S.D. - Two men were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the stabbing death of a Kyle man. Antoine Joey Makes Good, 34, was taken into custody on Tuesday in Kyle. Vinnie Makes Good, 32, was arrested Thursday…

SD joins multistate lawsuit against Google

PIERRE, S.D. — Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced on Wednesday that the State of South Dakota has joined a coalition of 10 states in a lawsuit against Google for multiple violations of state and federal Antitrust Laws, including anticompetitive conduct,…

Abducted child found safe south of Rock Springs, Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two suspects are in custody and an abducted child is safe after Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) found them in a broken-down vehicle near Rock Springs, Wyoming. On Friday, December 11, 2020, around 10:14 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol…

RCPD seeking information on Monday morning robbery

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On December 14  around 5:50 a.m., police responded to a business on West Omaha Street for a report of a robbery. Police made contact with an employee who told police…

Two West River individuals sentenced on methamphetamine charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Two West River residents have been sentenced to federal prison time for methamphetamine-related charges. Daniel Gray Eagle, age 39, was sentenced on December 14 to 188 months for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and two counts Possession…