Police arrest man with seven warrants following break-in
Rapid City, S.D. – The Rapid City Police Department say they’ve arrested Steven Jackson, the man who reportedly assaulted a woman in June before fleeing from police with their infant child unrestrained in the vehicle. The arrest came on Monday after he broke into the garage of a residence.
Authorities had been searching for Jackson, 38, for nearly four weeks after a felony warrant was issued for him at the end of June. Officials say the warrant was issued because he disobeyed the terms of his bond and repeatedly violated a no contact order.
The RCPD says that at around 10:50 a.m. on July 22, police responded to a report of a vehicle being driven by Jackson on East North Street. Police later located the vehicle, described as a white Oldsmobile Alero, unoccupied in the 100 block of East Nowlin Street at around 11:30 a.m.
An officer then parked in the alleyway and observed the vehicle, at which time an occupant of a nearby residence approached the officer and advised that an unknown male was spotted in the garage of the residence.
The officer investigated and spotted Jackson in the garage. Jackson was ordered to stop and show his hands. He, instead, exited a side door of the garage and started running to the north. Police pursued him on foot, and after a short distance, he tripped and fell on the ground.
Jackson actively resisted being detained by police, and an officer deployed a Taser in order to get him into handcuffs.
Jackson was placed under arrest for second degree burglary, obstruction, resisting arrest and seven Pennington County warrants. He was transported to the Pennington County Jail by members of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division.