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Search continues for escaped inmates

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UPDATE: 11:00 P.M FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

According to South Dakota Department of Corrections records, Alonzo Young was serving consecutive 22.5 year and 30 year sentences for first degree robbery and aggrevated assault on a law enforcement officer. 

According to a report by the Argus Leader, Young was serving time on the robbery conviction earlier this year when he attacked a correctional officer with a homemade knife.

Information on the other escaped inmates in unconfirmed.

ORIGINAL STORY

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- In West City, multiple law agencies remain on the hunt for escaped inmates.

At least three prisoners reportedly escaped from a private transport van late today, as it stopped in the Franklin County town.

The escape has people in the surrounding neighborhoods, concerned for their safety.

Employees at the Circle K in West City tell News 3, police came into the building looking for three inmates that they say escaped from a prison transport van at that McDonalds across the highway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say Randall Napier, Alonzo Douglas Young, Charles Kelly all got away.   They could only confirm Young did time with the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

"You don't know they are or what they've done or are capable of", explained Jesse Mullins of West City.

That fear seemed common, as authorities released little-to-no information on the escape.

Employees at the West City McDonald's say the transport van stopped at the restaurant for food, when the three inmates made a break for it.

Mullins, who lives nearby, says not knowing anything from authorities heightens the fear.

"It's really scary because I've seen Facebook that it was going on. So I locked the doors in my house and I don't plan on getting gout at all".

Knowing the inmates could still remain on the lose, makes her afraid for her safety and that of her neighborhood.

"Definitely something that is something that has never happened around here that I know of".

The West City Police Chief tells us since a private company had charge of the inmates, no one knows tonight... exactly where all of them came from... OR their destination.


 

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