RCPD arrests suspect after being threatened with knife
RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Monday night, the Rapid City Police Department placed a suspect under arrest for multiple charges including Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement and Threatening Law Enforcement.
On June 15, around 8:15 p.m., the police were called to the area of 1130 Holcomb Avenue for a report of a disturbance.
A female reported to police that a male had threatened her. As police arrived, they learned that the male, who identified as Dustin Long, had left the residence on foot.
Later, the police noticed Long in the area of Adams Street and Blaine Avenue at which point the responding officer left his patrol vehicle to speak with him. Long immediately pulled up the front of his shirt and pulled out a large chef’s knife. After being asked to drop the knife multiple times, Long but did not comply.
Long then lunged several steps towards the officer with the knife in his hands before fleeing the area. After Long encountered another officer and being told to drop the knife, he made a fast movement towards the officer with the knife when several beanbag rounds from a less lethal shotgun were fired at Long.
After fleeing towards a residence in the 800 block of Blaine Avenue and jumping over a fence in a backyard, Long was shot again with the less lethal beanbag rounds, striking him and forcing him to drop the knife. Officers were able to safely approach him and placed him in handcuffs.
He was then placed in a patrol car, but when it was time to seat him in the back seat, Long refused. He was then placed in the WRAP safety restraint system before being transported to the Pennington County Jail. On the way to the jail, Long made threats to the transporting officer.
Long was placed under arrest for two counts of Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement, Obstruction, Threatening Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct.