Suspected car burglar caught with loaded rifle
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A Sioux Falls man is arrested in Rapid City for possession of a firearm after police chased a group of people who were checking car door handles in the area of Talent Street and Elm Avenue last Thursday.
Nathaniel Hernandez, 21, is charged with possession of a firearm with a prior felony conviction and a probation hold.
Police say the group was probably checking to see if a car was unlocked, a common practice by vehicle burglars. They were able to catch up to one suspect who turned out to be Hernandez. Police say they saw a loaded rifle fall from Hernandez before they got him handcuffed.
Hernandez is also being held on an escape charge out of Minnehaha County.
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