Rapid City man arrested after shooting at construction site, no injuries | New

A Rapid City man was arrested after shooting at a construction site south of the city on Monday afternoon.

The Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged Carl Relf, ​​53, with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for pointing and firing a handgun at five construction workers along of State Route 79 south of Rapid City, according to the indictment.

“This is a work in progress, but we have no indication at this stage that it has anything to do with the construction team,” said office spokeswoman Helene Duhamel. Pennington County Sheriff.

The law enforcement report into the incident is sealed, but the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Tuesday morning that sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man shooting on construction workers at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the area of ​​Highway 79 and Spring Creek Road south of Rapid City. South Dakota Highway Patrol soldiers converged on the area.

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Duhamel said it was unclear exactly how many shots Relf would have fired.

“A construction worker followed him to a nearby two-lane road southeast of the intersection of Hwy 79 and Spring Creek Road, so he was found fairly quickly” , said Duhamel.

It is unclear when law enforcement arrested Relf. His booking time with Pennington County Jail is listed as 7:02 p.m. Monday, and Duhamel said he was in custody at 1:49 p.m., but she could not provide an arrest time.

“They were still interviewing people all afternoon,” Duhamel said.

Relf will appear in Pennington County Court at 10 a.m. Wednesday after the court moved his initial appearance from Tuesday morning. He is currently being held in Pennington County Jail.

— Contact Shalom Baer Gee at [email protected]

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