Name Released In High Speed Chase
December 23, 2011, 9:17 AM
Updated: December 23, 2011, 4:07 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
The South Dakota Highway Patrol have now connected a high speed chase and shots fired at Valley Exchange Bank in Lennox Friday morning.
25-year-old John Robert Graham of Sioux Falls entered the bank while it was closed and then left on foot. A small Dodge pickup truck was warming up a couple blocks away. The suspect took the vehicle and a high-speed chase happened, entering the city limits of Sioux Falls.
A crash then happened between the suspect's vehicle and a Highway Patrol car on 12th Street and Petro Avenue. That's just west of Interstate 29 in front of the Hardees restaurant.
Witnesses saw officials hit the suspect's truck to spin it out and stop it. A Highway Patrol car is crashed into the passenger side door of the truck and both vehicles are damaged. A weapon was seized from the vehicle. Lincoln County reports a second arrest has been made.
Multiple agencies are on the scene including Highway Patrol, Sioux Falls Police, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office and unmarked vehicles.
Also Friday morning, the Lennox School Superintendent says the district has locked down school and ordered buses to stay out until local officials resolve a possible bank robbery. The district sent a message to parents Friday morning to alert them of the situation.
Continue to monitor KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com for more updates.
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