Rapid City, S.D. –The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County State’s Attorney are continuing to work with hospital staff to monitor the condition of Michael Andrew Young, the suspect in the stabbing death of Morgan Myers last month.
Young will continue to receive treatment at the hospital until medical staff release him. Based on his current condition, Young may require hospital treatment for several more weeks.
On May 10 the Pennington County Grand Jury indicted Young on the charges of:
• First degree murder: Class A felony, punishable by life imprisonment with the option to pursue the death penalty. A fine of $50,000 may also be imposed.
• Fetal homicide: Class B felony, punishable by mandatory life imprisonment. A fine of $50,000 may also be imposed.
• Felony violation of protection order: Class 6 felony, punishable by two years imprisonment, or a fine of $4,000, or both.
• Stalking: Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by one year imprisonment, or a fine of $2,000, or both.
Young is not currently under arrest, though he is under 24-hour watch by law enforcement and a warrant has been issued for the above charges. When hospital staff determine that his condition no longer requires hospital care, Young will be arrested and transferred immediately to the Pennington County Jail. Until then, Young remains responsible for payment of his own medical care.
Myers, a 30-year-old Rapid City woman, was stabbed to death on April 26 in the parking lot at 1200 N. Lacrosse. An autopsy revealed that Myers was pregnant at the time of her death. Myers and Young were involved in a previous relationship, and Myers was granted a permanent protection order against Young one week before her death.
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April 27 - Victim, Suspect in Homicide Investigation Identified
April 26 - RCPD, PCSO Investigating Homicide