PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Clayton Chase Maynard, 32, Spearfish, was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine, one count of commission of a felony while armed with a firearm, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine, one count of aggravated eluding law enforcement, class felony 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine and one count of driving under the influence, class 1 misdemeanor.
Charges stem from a call to service on September 20, 2016. The Belle Fourche Police Department responded to a report of gun shots near downtown Belle Fourche. Maynard allegedly rammed a vehicle forcing it off the street, which was occupied by two individuals. The two individuals fled the vehicle and Maynard then proceeded to fire multiple rounds including several that struck the unoccupied vehicle. Maynard was taken into custody after a short pursuit without incident.
Maynard is innocent until such time as proven guilty.
Agencies that assisted were the Belle Fourche Police Department, Spearfish Police Department South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation.