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Man sentenced for high-speed chase, assaulting police officer

Sean Hawk

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been sentenced to five years in prison after leading law enforcement on a chase in July of last year in a stolen vehicle.

Sean Hawk pleaded guilty in December to felonies stemming from the chase that began in Box Elder and ended in Rapid City.

The truck Hawk was driving finally stopped after getting stuck in a drainage ditch against a utility pole near the intersection of Eglin and Lacrosse streets. Hawk ran on foot before police tazed and arrested him.

A judge say Hawk put many “lives in danger that day” and sentenced him to five years for aggravated intentional damage property and a year for simple assault against a law enforcement officer.

The sentences will run concurrent with 248 days of time served applied to each sentence.  Hawk was also ordered to pay court costs and a total of $15,773.91 in restitution.  Hawk faced up to 10 years in prison for the property damage and up to two years for the simple assault.

Hawk pleaded guilty to the charges on Dec. 5, 2022. He was previously charged with six felonies stemming from the July 22, 2022 chase.

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