UPDATE: RCPD releases identity of North 7th Street stabbing victim

UPDATE: The RCPD has identified the victim as 33-year-old Lance Baumgarten of Rapid City.

UPDATE (10:00 a.m. 08/07/20):  29-year-old Barry Allman of Box Elder has been taken into custody by officers of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.

He has been transported to Rapid City and faces a warrant for First Degree Murder for a stabbing incident that took place in the early morning hours of August 6th in the 1700 block of N. 7th Street.

Additionally, 41-year-old Thalia Rice has been placed under arrest for Accessory to First Degree Murder after driving Allen away from the scene of the homicide.

UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): According to RCPD Community Relations Specialist Brendyn Medina, the vehicle sought in connection with the ongoing search for Barry Allman was pulled over in a traffic stop ending at the Big D gas station on Eglin Street.

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, RCPD and Division of Criminal Investigations were all called to the scene, but Allman was not in the vehicle. The individuals driving the vehicle were briefly detained before being released.

Medina says the suspect is still considered at large, armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees Allman is urged to call law enforcement immediately.

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RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police are investigating an early-morning stabbing incident as a homicide, and are seeking the public’s help to locate a suspect in the case.

At around 4:50 a.m. on Thursday, August 6th, police were dispatched to the 1700 block of N. 7th St. for a report of a male lying in the grass. On arrival, police located the man and observed that he had an obvious stab wound to the chest.

Life saving measures were performed until a medical unit arrived. The man was transported to the hospital where he was later declared deceased.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until proper notification of next-of-kin can be made.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, police are seeking the public’s help in locating 29-year-old Barry Allman of Box Elder. Police have identified Allman as a suspect in the homicide.

Information garnered in the investigation indicates he left the scene as a passenger in a maroon Chevrolet Tahoe with a South Dakota license plate of 2N8575.

There is reason to believe Allman is possession of a firearm and he should not be approached. Allman also has a U.S. Marshall’s warrant for his arrest.

Call police at 394-4131 immediately if encountered. An anonymous tip can also be submitted by texting the letters “RCPD” and the information to 847411.

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