South Dakota man accused of kidnapping woman, fleeing with baby

RAPID CITY, South Dakota (AP) – A South Dakota man is accused of leading authorities on a chase with a baby in his car.

Thirty-eight-year-old Steven Jackson of Rapid City faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated eluding law enforcement and simple assault domestic violence.

Pennington County sheriff’s authorities say the suspect reportedly assaulted and kidnapped a woman Tuesday at a truck stop on Interstate 90 in Rapid City.

The woman was able to escape. But the Rapid City Journal reports the infant was left in the vehicle without a car seat or any restraints.

Law officers pursued the vehicle in a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph. Deputies deployed road spikes that slowed the vehicle, which crashed in a ditch.

Jackson ran but was arrested north of New Underwood. The baby was unharmed.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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