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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hot Springs Man Sentenced for Robbery

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Hot Springs, South Dakota, man convicted of Interference with Commerce by Robbery, and Use and Brandishing of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence was sentenced on January 20, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.


Ronald William Swallow, age 51, was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $27,006.66 in restitution.


Swallow was charged on February 23, 2016. The conviction stems from Swallow robbing at gunpoint employees of three Rapid City casinos; East St. Pat’s Casino, Joker’s Casino, and Uncle Sam’s Casino.


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and & Explosives, and the Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.


Swallow was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated January 28, 2017