One man arrested in relation to Rooster gun burglary

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office has arrested a person in relation to the Rooster gun burglary that happened earlier in the week.

The Sheriff's Office apprehended 31-year-old Travis Jones Sunday evening after a standoff in Rapid Valley.

Tony Harrison with the county's special response team says patrol units tried to make contact with Jones in a trailer at the back of a home on Green Valley Drive.

Harrison says Jones refused to come out, and due to the potential danger, they called in the Sheriff's Office, the Rapid City Police Department, and a Swat Team.

Authorities believe the suspect is related to the 24 firearms that were stolen from the Rooster Sporting Goods store last Wednesday.

Jones was out on bond from another incident.

Deputy commander for the Rapid City Pennington County Special Response Team, Tony Harrison, says "deputies were able to stop a vehicle that ultimately had some stuff in it that led us to be concerned that there may be more property here at this residence as well as a person at this residence who we're looking for potential property taken out of the Rooster burglary."

Many neighbors around the stand-off were concerned for their families' safety, including a mother who lives just a block from the incident.

Neighbor, Jena Slinde, says "I have children. I'm a mother. I'm a mama bear. Anytime you have crime in your community it worries you. It kind of makes you wonder if it's a safe place to live."

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was also involved in the arrest.

The situation is still under investigation.