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September 25, 2020

$5,000 reward issued to citizens who aided in the apprehension of Rapid City murder suspect

The $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of a murder suspect, 22-year-old Jamys Flying Horse, is being issued evenly among two citizens who helped law enforcement converge in on his location. $2,500 will be issued to each of the two recipients.

The identities of the recipients are being purposefully withheld in order to protect them as witnesses.

Flying Horse was wanted as the suspect responsible for a September 6th shooting incident that took the life of one man and injured another at a residence in the 3400 block of Hemlock Street. A warrant had been issued for Flying Horse’s arrest for First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Commission of a Felony with a Firearm.

On September 15th, the Rapid City Police Department secured approval from the Community Reward Fund to offer a $5,000 reward for information that led to Flying Horse’s apprehension.

Then, on September 16th, Flying Horse was taken into custody after fleeing the scene of a traffic stop. He had attempted to gain entry into several nearby residences before trying to conceal himself in a creek. He was ultimately taken into custody after community members reported his location, along with assistance from the RCPD/Pennington County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team.

The Community Reward Fund is a 501(C)(3) public charity that was incorporated in 1994. It is used to administer the distribution of funds donated by the community. The CRF is administered by a seven-member panel which delegates when money from the fund is to be offered in order to facilitate the resolution of serious crimes. 

* The charges are merely accusations and the arrested individual is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  Any additional details regarding this case can be obtained from the Pennington County State’s Attorney and/or court records as appropriate.