45-year-old man arrested in the murder of Reta McGovern

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- 45 year-old James Jumping Eagle has been arrested in the murder of 82 year-old Rapid City Resident Reta McGovern in her Flormann Street home.

Brendyn Medina, community relations specialist with the Rapid City Police Department, said

Medina said the motive has yet to be publically disclosed as the investigation shifts into a trial.

Jumping Eagle also had an open warrant regarding an unrelated failure to register as a sex offender, charges that could result in 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

The date of Jumping Eagle’s first court appearance remains unclear at this time.