Authorities capture fugitive following high-speed chase - KOTA Territory News

Authorities capture fugitive following high-speed chase

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A fugitive who led authorities on a high-speed chase through Rapid City's northside Monday night as been apprehended.

Eric LaDeaux, age 26 of Rapid City, was wanted on a federal escape warrant.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the Pennington County Sheriff's office was assisted by the Rapid City Police Department K-9 unit in the arrest.

LaDeaux led officers on a high speed pursuit through Rapid City on November 5th, after which he fled on foot from the vehicle he was driving.

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The U.S. Marshals Service and Rapid City police are looking for a fugitive who fled on foot after a high-speed chase through Rapid City's north side Monday night.

Eric Ladeaux, age 26 of Rapid City, is wanted on a federal escape warrant.  Ladeaux led the U.S. Marshals, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Rapid City Police Department on a pursuit that began in Rapid City's Northridge neighborhood.

According to a news release, the suspect vehicle was traveling approximately 50 mph at times. The vehicle chase ended when Ladeaux ran a red light at the intersection of LaCrosse and Anamosa Streets, and hit a Subaru Impreza in the intersection.

No one was hurt, but Ladeaux fled the scene and was not located. His passengers, Joseph Chasing His Horse, age 28 of Rapid City, and Justin Janis, age 32 of Rapid City, were both arrested for open container.

Ladeaux was last seen running southeast from the accident, and was not wearing shoes. He is described as a Native American male, 5'6", 180 pounds, with short cropped hair and a "Tina" tattoo on the right side of his neck. Anyone with information on Ladeaux's location is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service at 342-6331 or the RCPD at 394-4131. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the RCPD by texting ‘RCPD' and the info to 847411.  

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