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.