User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options


TEMPERATURE LOCATION | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


One Inmate Held For Death Of Other Inmate

November 15, 2011, 5:54 PM by Brady Mallory

One Inmate Held For Death Of Other Inmate
Dennis Lashley | Kendall Osteen

SPRINGFIELD, SD - An unresponsive inmate was taken by ambulance from the Springfield prison to a hospital in nearby Tyndall, South Dakota, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday morning. Authorities have yet to release the extent and type of injuries that led to Dennis Lashley's death, but have said a preliminary investigation shows there were no weapons involved.

Authorities are now looking at another inmate, Kendall Osteen. He had been serving a five-year sentence for his fourth DWI out of Pennington County.  His sentence was scheduled to end on November 15, the same day as the death.

An off-duty employee of the medium security prison said off camera it is typical for inmates to worry about making it in the outside world. The employee said a lot of inmates end up going back after they are released.

People who live in Springfield are staying pretty quiet about the incident.  In fact, many of them had not heard about the death.  The prison itself did not appear to be on lockdown later in the afternoon.

The division of Criminal Investigation is handling this death and will look at security camera footage and autopsy results for more answers.

Previous Story

Next Story





You may also like

Harrisburg High School Wins $100,000

11/25/2015 9:01 AM

Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Two Identified In Fatal Yankton Crash

12/1/2015 9:52 AM

Curtis Nelsen, 31, and Ashley Riibe, 30, were the drivers involved in a crash east of Yankton on early Monday morning.

Full Story
Lil Wayne To Perform In Sioux Falls

12/1/2015 7:13 AM

The Grammy Award-winning rapper will perform at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 1, 2016.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
Man Killed In Rollover Crash Identified

11/29/2015 1:05 PM

A Mitchell man has been identified as the victim in a rollover crash near Artesian, South Dakota on Friday.

Full Story