Feb 13, 2020 2:01 AM

Armed Rapid City robbery suspect holds officers at bay, takes own life

Posted Feb 13, 2020 2:01 AM

Authorities say a suspect in a Rapid City armed robbery fatally shot himself after fleeing from law enforcement officers and engaging in an hours-long standoff.

Rapid City police and the Custer County Sheriff's Office say a gunman held up Boyd's Drug Mart about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Rapid City Journal reports witnesses were able to give police the license plate number of the suspect's vehicle.

A Custer County sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle a short time later and officers pursued it into Custer where they surrounded it during a nearly three-hour standoff that ended when he shot himself.  

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Feb 13, 2020 2:01 AM
Closing arguments delivered in Nebraska student death case

Attorneys delivered their closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Nebraska college student whose body has never been found.

Joshua Keadle is accused of killing 19-year-old Tyler Thomas. Thomas disappeared Dec. 3, 2010, after leaving a party near Peru State College in southeastern Nebraska.

Keadle’s attorney, Matt McDonald, acknowledged in his closing statements Wednesday that Thomas is likely dead, but added Keadle "is not the cause of her death.”

A prosecutor countered that Keadle denied for three days having had any contact with Thomas before her disappearance before then leading investigators to a boat ramp where he says he left her alive.