KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

SF Police Search For Rape Suspect



Bookmark and Share

Sioux Falls police are on the hunt for a 60-year-old man accused of raping an 8-year-old child.

Police said they believe the suspect is somewhere in the Sioux Falls area and they have asked for the public's help to find him.

Investigators said they believe a family member or friend is hiding this wanted man and police are warning people about the consequences of harboring a fugitive.

"Somebody's helping him, whether it be friends, family, we don't know at this point," said Gearman.

Sergeant Jason Gearman with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office said investigators are looking for this man, Albert Wayne Armentrout, who is 60-years-old, with brown eyes, gray hair, weighing 200 pounds.

Armentrout is wanted on rape charges of an eight-year-old girl.

Sergeant Gearman is sending a warning to those helping Armentrout and said harboring a fugitive is considered a felony.

"If they're him, financially, physically any way. A lot of times people will be charged for that and arrested themselves," said Gearman.

Court documents said the alleged rape took place in 2012, at an apartment complex located on Southwest part of town.

The victim and her mother lived with Armentrout and his family, back in 2012.

Neither the suspect and his family nor the victim lives at this residence anymore.

Documents also said the victim called Armentrout "Grandpa Wayne," and told someone close to her about what happened.

"To a family friend that there was some sexual contact and that family friend ended up calling child protection services," said Clemens.

Officer Sam Clemens with the Sioux Falls Police Department says police need to track down Armentrout, to talk to him about the incident.

"We're going to do what we can to verify that information and determine if what happened actually happened," said Clemens.

With tracking down a suspect taking a lot of time and resources, investigators are now asking reaching out to the public for help.

"Turn him in, tell us where he's at or the best thing would just be to have him walk in the front door of the jail and take care of it himself," said Gearman.

Court papers said investigators were able to track down Armentrout's wife and told her there were some allegations involving her husband being looked into.

Before officials told her specifics, she said, "Albert would not molest any of the children."

The victim in this case is no longer in South Dakota.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Dozens ‘Party For The Planet’

The Sioux Empire is celebrating Earth Day a couple days early, by taking a ...

SD Native Rises Above Tragic Accident  story with video

An Aberdeen native has been through what most will never experience in a ...

Thousands Hunting For Easter Eggs

The Easter Bunny made an early trip to drop off eggs at McKennan Park in Sioux ...

Sioux Falls Storm Helps Kids In Need  story with video  Apr. 19

Sioux Falls Storm Helps Kids In Need  story with video  Apr. 19

Sioux City Riverboat Casino Prepares To Close  Apr. 19

After Wait, Ranchers Find Relief From USDA  Apr. 19

Man Approached Small Children In Mitchell  Apr. 19

Branstad Pushing Priorities On Lawmakers  Apr. 19

SD Lottery Offers Losing Tickets 2nd Chance  Apr. 19

CAMP Teams To Showcase Projects Saturday  Apr. 19

Separate Trials Ordered For Robbery Suspects  Apr. 19

IA Children's Museum Project Awarded Grant  Apr. 19

IA Gets Nearly $72M In Yearly Tobacco Payment  Apr. 19

Railroad Group Says $1 Million Pledged Locally  Apr. 19

Belle Fourche Clinic Offers Free Drug Tests  Apr. 19

Vikings To Add Another $1.2M To Stadium  Apr. 19

Eric Church Nearly Sold Out  story with video  Apr. 18

Police Recover Weapon In Homicide Case  story with video  Apr. 18

Vigil Held In Opposition To Death Penalty  story with video  Apr. 18

KDLT News Archive
     

SD Native Rises Above Tragic Accident  story with video

An Aberdeen native has been through what most will ...

Man Approached Small Children In Mitchell

Police are looking for a man who has approached ...

Thousands Hunting For Easter Eggs

The Easter Bunny made an early trip to drop off eggs at McKennan ...

Sioux City Riverboat Casino Prepares To Close  Apr. 19

SD Lottery Offers Losing Tickets 2nd Chance  Apr. 19

Sioux Falls Storm Helps Kids In Need  story with video  Apr. 19

After Wait, Ranchers Find Relief From USDA  Apr. 19

Sioux Falls Storm Helps Kids In Need  story with video  Apr. 19

KDLT News Archive
     

Storm Stomp Wyoming  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. --  The Sioux Falls Storm defeated the Wyoming Cavalry 64-29 Saturday night, ...

FORCED OUT: Fort Wayne Sweeps Sioux Falls  story with video

FORT WAYNE, IN --  The best Sioux Falls Skyforce season in ...

Red Raiders Roll Past Briar Cliff  story with video

ORANGE CITY, IA  --  The 20th-ranked Northwestern Red Raiders had little ...

Skyforce Need Complete Effort To Win In Fort Wayne  story with video  Apr. 19

Pitching Propels Jacks To Sweep At Fort Wayne  story with video  Apr. 19

Coyotes Drop Series Finale With IUPUI  story with video  Apr. 19

Coo Sweep Peacocks On Senior Day  story with video  Apr. 19

NSIC-Leading Mankato Slips Past Augie  story with video  Apr. 19

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top