Pursuit, standoff ends in multiple arrests in Pennington County

Three people were arrested following a pursuit and standoff with law enforcement early Thursday morning.

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 10 p.m., where they led the Rapid City Police Department on a pursuit that was terminated.

Later, a report of erratic driving came in on Interstate 90 near New Underwood. A Pennington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy engaged in pursuit. The vehicle went of the road and was surrounded by law enforcement for several hours, where the situation ultimately ended after first responders deployed a drone and used less lethal force.

Around 3:30 on Thursday morning, three people were arrested with a large number of suspected stolen items including firearms and horse tack or riding equipment.

The following individuals are facing the following charges:

  • Anthony Ray Lawrence, 28, of Rapid City – DUI 1st Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm by former Violent Offender, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Leaving the scene of an accident, No Driver’s License and various traffic offenses. Lawrence was also arrested for a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, Obstructing Law Enforcement and Eluding Law Enforcement.
  • Kayla Jean Mesteth, 28 of Rapid City – Possession of a Controlled Substance, Intentional Damage to Property (<$400), and two separate felony warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
  • Ryan Ray SpotwithArrow, 27, of Rapid City – warrant from Minnehaha County for Burglary 1stDegree, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault (3 counts) and a second warrant for Simple Assault (3 counts).

The Rapid City and Box Elder Police Departments assisted in the stand-off. PCSO says the investigation continues and that additional charges are expected. The public is asked to report any stolen property to PCSO at 605-394-6115.

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