Rapid City Homicide Suspect Arrested By Tribal Police On Reservation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) –  Rapid City police say the suspect in a fatal stabbing around dawn Thursday morning is in custody. 

      29-year-old Barry Allman of Box Elder was arrested later in the day on the Pine Ridge Reservation by Oglala Sioux tribal police on a warrant for 1st-degree murder.

      Allman is currently in the Pennington County jail awaiting his first court appearance. The name of the victim is still being withheld pending notification of family. It’s the second stabbing death in Rapid City in 4 days and the city’s fourth homicide in 2020.

      Police responding to a call about a man lying in in the grass found the victim, who had been stabbed in the chest. They began life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead on arrival at a Rapid City hospital.

      Police say witness statements indicate Allman had left the scene as a passenger in an SUV  The SUV was pulled over about 11:30 Thursday morning, but Allman was not in it.

     41-year-old Thalia Rice, believed to be the one who drove Allman from the stabbing, has been arrested for Accessory to 1st-Degree Murder.