Inmate drives away from work site in state-owned pickup

Local News

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are looking for a South Dakota inmate who drove away from a work site in a state-owned pickup.

State Department of Corrections officials say 28-year-old Richard Barela left the Yankton site Friday in a 2007 Chevy pickup. He has been placed on escape status. Barela is serving a six-year prison sentence for possession of a controlled substance out of Hughes County.

© 2021 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. Material may not be redistributed.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Continuing The Conversation
See Full Weather Forecast

Trending Stories

Don't Miss!

More Don't Miss