Armed Sioux Falls man arrested in Codington Co. after pursuit that began near Brookings

A Sioux Falls man was apprehended in Codington County after a pursuit that began on Intertsate 29 in Brookings County.

Assistant Brookings County Sheriff Scott Sebring says, at about 9:40 Tuesday night, a deputy spotted a vehicle traveling over 100 miles an hour at mile marker 134, driving across both lanes. The vehicle would not stop and continued heading north, nearly striking other vehicles.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol, Deuel County Sheriff’s Office and Codington County Sheriff’s Office assisted. When the vehicle arrived at mile marker 170, a Codington County Deputy successfly used stop sticks to deflate its tires.

The suspect immediately got out and advanced toward the Deputy and ignoring commands to stop and concealing one hand. The suspect was not holding a weapon but he was able to gain entry into the patrol vehicle.

Additional help arrived and the suspect tried driving away. A State Trooper fired 3 rounds
into the rear of the patrol vehicle in an effort to disable it.

The suspect eventually got out and the Deputy successfully used his Taser and the man was placed under arrest.

A large knife and two loaded firearm magazines were found on the suspect. A loaded firearm and more ammunition were found in the vehicle.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year old Ryan Gapp of Sioux Falls. He is facing numerous charges including aggravated eluding, commiting a felony while armed, grand theft, and DUI.

Gapp was returned to Brookings County and bond has been set at $5000 cash.

No one was injured.