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UPDATE: Jayms Flying Horse taken into custody

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 5:51 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - UPDATE, 11:45 a.m.

22-year-old Jamys Flying Horse has been taken into custody on an existing warrant for First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Commission of a Felony with a Firearm. The warrant stems from a Sept. 6 shooting in a residence in the 3400 block of Hemlock Street that took the life of one man and injured another.

Wednesday RCPD posted a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his apprehension.

Around 2:35 a.m. Sept. 16 while patrolling the area of E Highway 44 and Elk Vale Road, a Pennington County deputy noticed Flying Horse riding as a passenger in a vehicle with no license plate. The vehicle was headed eastbound on Highway 44. As the deputy stopped this vehicle, two males exited and fled on foot from the officer.

While law enforcement checked the area, the males weren’t located.

Hours later at 6:15 a.m. Sept. 16, law enforcement responded to a report of someone hiding under a porch on the 3700 block of Dawn Lane. Shortly after, a call from a residence on the 2500 block of E. Highway 44 reported an unknown male attempting to enter the home. Police set up a perimeter as similar calls about an unknown male came in.

The RCPD/PCSO Drone Team assisted and found a heat signature coming from a creek behind the 3500 block of School Drive. Law enforcement converged and found Flying Horse hiding in the creek and was identified and detained. The second male was located a short time later and identified as a juvenile.

Flying Horse was placed under arrest for his warrant before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.

“This is another excellent example of the high-level working relationship we enjoy with our fellow deputies and troopers of the PCSO and the South Dakota Highway Patrol,” says Captain John Olson, Commander of the RCPD’s Criminal Investigations Division. “That, in conjunction with the aerial perspective provided by the Drone Team, led to the safe and successful capture of this dangerous homicide suspect.”

As the search continues for Jamys Flying Horse, the Rapid City Police Department secured approval from the Community Reward Fund to offer a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his apprehension.

Flying Horse, 22, is suspected as the person responsible for a September shooting incident that left a man dead and one injured at the 3400 block of Hemlock Street. A warrant has been issued for Flying Horse’s arrest for First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Commission of a Felony with a Firearm.

“We are calling on the community to help us safely locate this dangerous individual,” says Captain John Olson, commander of the RCPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

The investigation into the fatal shooting is being conducted jointly between the RCPD and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. It remains open and active. Information developed in the investigation suggests that Flying Horse remains in hiding in the Rapid City area.

“Someone out there knows where he is, and we’re hoping this reward will help them come forward and assist us in this investigation,” Olson said. “To Mr. Flying Horse, we’re asking for your peaceful surrender. To those harboring Mr. Flying Horse, know that you can be held criminally accountable as an accessory to a felony.”

Anyone with any information about Flying Horse’s whereabouts should contact police at 394-4131. An anonymous tip can also be submitted by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411. Flying Horse is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

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