At around 2:15pm Wednesday, July 28, law enforcement were alerted to a drowning at Pactola Reservoir. The report said that a man had been swimming near his boat when he disappeared under the water and did not re-surface. His location was in a portion of the reservoir that is 100-feet-deep.
Firearm sales are through the roof, and part of the reason why has to do with new gun owners. The Firearm Industry Trade Association reported that 5 million Americans purchased a gun for the first time in 2020. Leaving all those new gun owners in need of a place to practice.
Last November, Rapid City Police Officer, Jeffery Otto was fired after the officer called into dispatch calling for a Mercedes Benz he thought was being driven by a young Native American to be stopped. When the officer found out that the driver was not Indigenous, he said the car didn’t need to be pulled over.
A judge overseeing the criminal trial of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is ordering medical providers to turn over their health records for the man killed when Ravnsborg struck him last year.
Convicted child rapist and sexual predator, Theodore Guzman of Rapid City, was sentenced today in the 7th circuit court. His conviction stems from three counts of first-degree rape and one count of having sexual contact with a minor. Prosecutors said the assaults happened between January 2015 and December 2017.
The Rapid City Police Department has been looking to expand because of the growing population for the past few years. In May, they asked the City Council for funds to build a second precinct to improve citywide response times.
More than 145 years ago, Gold was discovered in the Black Hills. Soon after Deadwood would gain a reputation for outlaws, gamblers, and gunslingers, all on the hunt for their slice of fortune. While Deadwood has come a long way from its roots, one thing remains the same, the town still needs a place to hold outlaws.