DEADWOOD, S.D. – Police in Deadwood say a person has been arrested after an incident that began with a domestic violence call.
Police say on December 28, at approximately 1204 hours, Deadwood Officers located a suspect vehicle to an active domestic violence that occurred in Lead. Deadwood Officers conducted a traffic stop on the suspect, who was sitting in his vehicle, in a local casino parking lot. The suspect driver refused commands to step out of the vehicle. The male suspect backed into the Officers patrol car at a high rate of speed, striking one Officer. The Deadwood patrol car was occupied by an Officer in training. The male suspect fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed. Shortly thereafter, the male suspect stole a vehicle in Lawrence County and was later located and apprehended in Rapid City after a short police chase.
The male suspect who was apprehended was operating a different vehicle than the one stolen in Lawrence County. That separate incident is still under investigation.