9 female inmates escaped prison where coronavirus case has been confirmed

4 month ago

Pierre news, South Dakota news.

South Dakota authorities are continuing their search after nine female prisoners managed to escape a minimum-security unit jail on March 24 because another inmate in the center tested positive for COVID-19, the South Dakota Department announced Tuesday.

According to Gov. Kristi Noem, the fugitives escaped the Pierre Community Work Center Monday night at around 8:43 p.m. Three of them were arrested but the six others are still on the loose.

Among the women were Philomene Boneshirt, 25; Jordan Wakeman, 27; Kayla Lamont, 28; Sylvia Red Leaf, 25, and Alice Richards, 32. They are currently facing felony escape charges and could spend additional prison jail time of five years over the incident.