Kansas Escapee From South Dakota Jail Taken Into Custody

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A man who escaped from the Huron jail early Tuesday has been found in in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls police Sgt. David Osterquist says Charles Beeney was taken into custody at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Beeney's escape from jail prompted Huron schools to go on lockdown status as a precaution.

The 45-year-old Beeney is originally from Lansing, Kan. He was arrested last December on an aggravated eluding charge after leading law officers from five counties and the South Dakota Highway Patrol on a chase through Jerauld County. The chase ended when he crashed the pickup truck he had stolen in North Dakota.

Beeney in 2006 was sentenced to five years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary for stealing a pickup and escaping from the Richland County Jail.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

People in the Huron, South Dakota area are being told to lock their doors while authorities search for an escaped prisoner.

The Beadle County Sheriff's Department says Charles Beeney escaped from the jail in Huron early Tuesday and is armed with a makeshift weapon. KELO-TV reports that he is considered dangerous.

The 45-year-old Beeney is originally from Kansas and was arrested on a charge of aggravated eluding.

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