Rapid City man charged in stabbing death of brother

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City man has been arrested and accused of murdering his brother after he stabbed him Monday night, March 18.

James Ladeaux, 54, is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault against law enforcement officers, the Rapid City Police Department said Tuesday in a news release.

He's accused of stabbing his brother, 53-year-old Fredrick Ladeaux, in an alleyway. Police received a report around 11:10 p.m Monday and found an unconscious man bleeding on the ground and another man sitting on the ground.

The responding officer immediately began CPR on Fredrick but James got in his way, the news release says. James took out a knife and began waiving it when a second officer arrived and tried to separate him from his brother. Police tasered and detained him after he refused to drop the knife.

Medical units arrived to continue CPR on Fredrick, but he died at the scene.

Ladeaux's death is the second homicide in Rapid City this year.