Rapid City Police searching for suspect after ‘dangerous’ chase

RAPID CITY S.D. — Police are searching for a felony warrant subject who fled arrest on Sunday, leading police on a short chase through a busy intersection of town.

According to Sgt. Phillips with the Rapid City Police Department, it all started around 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Walmart on North Lacrosse Street. An off-duty police officer saw 29-year-old Cory YellowBoy, a felony warrant subject wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. Police tried to apprehend YellowBoy, but he fled in a car at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic. Sgt. Phillips said that because of the threat the chase would pose to public safety, officers called off the pursuit.

Later, police located the car YellowBoy was driving abandoned.

YellowBoy is 5 ft. 3 in. and weighs around 168 lbs. Police say has distinctive neck tattoos as well.

The South Dakota Department of Corrections previously labeled YellowBoy as a ‘high-risk’ inmate when he was released in December.

“Based on his extensive history of sexual offenses as well as institutional assessments that indicate a high risk for committing future sexual offenses, I am alerting law enforcement and the public of the offender’s pending release from prison,” said Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk at the time of YellowBoy’s release.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, call the Rapid City Police at (605) 394-4131. You can also submit an anonymous tip by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to: 847411.

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