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Man gets 10-year prison term for Rapid City casino robberies

RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Hot Springs man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a string of casino robberies in Rapid City in 2015. Fifty-one-year-old Ronald Swallow also was recently ordered to serve five years of supervised release and pay mo...

RAPID CITY (AP) - A Hot Springs man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a string of casino robberies in Rapid City in 2015.

Fifty-one-year-old Ronald Swallow also was recently ordered to serve five years of supervised release and pay more than $27,000 in restitution. The Rapid City Journal reports Swallow also must pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Authorities say Swallow used a gun to threaten casino employees into giving him cash. The three casinos were held up over a six-week span.

Swallow eventually was caught in North Carolina and extradited to South Dakota to face charges.

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