Man arrested in connection with fatal assault in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Rapid City Journal) — Police in Rapid City have made an arrest in a fatal assault at a local motel. Officers were sent to the motel Saturday about 10 p.m. on a report of an assault and found the victim in a room unresponsive. Emergency responders determined the man had died.

Investigators spoke with a number of witnesses who identified a 29-year-old suspect. Police found the man sleeping near a Civic Center parking lot and arrested him early Sunday morning. The Argus Leader reports police say they found blood on the suspect’s shoes and socks. The suspect was arrested on a probable charge of second-degree murder and taken to to the Pennington County Jail.