Trial set for four murder suspects in Rapid City homicide

A trial has been set four suspects who are charged with murder following an incident that occurred on April 9.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A trial date is set for four people who are charged in the shooting death of a Rapid City man.

The defendants will go on trial starting November 8.

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Three of the four are from Rapid City, including:

  • 32-year-old Tracy Laughlin
  • 55-year-old William Long
  • 35-year-old Travis Nelson.

The fourth person is 38-year-old Gilbert Reyna of Missouri.

All four are charged with aiding and abetting first degree murder, aggravated assault, and second-degree kidnapping.

It all stems from the events of April 9, when police were called to 212 E. Boulevard North after receiving reports of shots fired. Police found one man with several injuries, he was taken to the hospital.

The body of 20-year-old Jesus Vance of Rapid City was then found inside a room.

The four suspects remain in the Pennington County Jail; each is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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