Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
alert top story

Man accused of shooting at construction workers to have jury trial

  • Updated
  • 0
Carl Relf


A Rapid City man accused of shooting at construction workers southwest of Rapid City will have a two-day trial in November, a Pennington County judge determined Thursday.

Carl Relf, 53, of Rapid City, will appear in court on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 before Circuit Court Judge Jane Wipf Pfeifle for a jury trial on seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly pointing and firing a handgun at construction workers in June along State Highway 79 south of Rapid City. Relf entered a not guilty plea July 21.

If convicted of the charges, Relf could face up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine for each count. If the state is able to prove Relf has three or more prior felonies, the maximum penalty for each count would increase to 50 years and a $50,000 fine.

The state referenced a felony failure to appear conviction from 2016, a receiving a stolen vehicle conviction from 2015 and a felony DUI from 2008.

The law enforcement report regarding the incident is sealed, but the Pennington County Sheriff's Office stated in a press release following the shooting that sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man shooting at construction workers at 1:30 p.m. June 6 in the area of Highway 79 and Spring Creek Road south of Rapid City. South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers converged on the area.

No one was injured in the incident. Helene Duhamel, spokesperson for the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, said a construction worker followed Relf after the incident, and then law enforcement located him. Duhamel said there was no indication Relf knew the construction workers.

Relf is currently in custody at the Pennington County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond. 

— Contact Shalom Baer Gee at — 

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Jamie Smith says there is no freedom in our state when it comes to a woman's right to an abortion. No one has the right or freedom under any l…

Noem must have looked at polling data to get her to jump on the "grocery tax repeal" bandwagon, a common sense proposal that her gubernatorial…

Gov. Noem’s opponent in 2018, liberal Billie Sutton was doing quite well until he advanced implementation of a state income tax. The current l…

The Freedom Caucus is a very typical GOP group of legislators. They throw out all kinds of insinuations and accusations without any evidence t…

Listen now and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS Feed | Omny Studio

Listen now and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS Feed | Omny Studio

Listen now and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Feed | Omny Studio

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alert

Breaking News