U.S. Marshals release identity of man arrested in Pancheros restaurant standoff on Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The U.S. Marshals Service has confirmed the identity of a man arrested following Monday’s standoff in Rapid City.

23-year-old Caleb Cook of Summerset was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals after more than an hour of negotiations inside Pancheros restaurant.

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This still photo, taken from video shot at the scene, shows 23-year-old Caleb Cook being handcuffed by the U.S. Marshals inside Pancheros after a standoff lasting more than an hour.

U.S. Marshals Supervisor Gary Bunt confirmed to NewsCenter1 that Cook was being served a federal warrant for one count receipt of child porn and one count possession of child porn. The indictment alleges Cook received and possessed child porn between September 2016 and December 2021.

Cook was an employee at Pancheros.

When U.S. Marshals showed up at his workplace to serve the warrant, he barricaded himself inside a bathroom after brandishing a weapon at officers.

The response prompting assistance from the Rapid City Police, Pennington County Sheriff, and the Special Response Team.

Cook was booked into the Pennington County Jail on Monday following the incident and is being held there without bond.

His trial is currently set to begin on June 21.

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