Turner County deputy assaulted, suspect may be in blue Ford F-250

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LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that a Turner County deputy was assaulted and had his patrol vehicle stolen Tuesday afternoon. It happened near the Tea exit on Interstate 29.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is Tyson Wessels. They believe the suspect may have switched vehicles and is possibly leaving Worthing in a blue Ford F-250 crew cab with Iowa license plates 616-ZCO. It has customized rims and custom bumpers.

The Turner County Sheriff’s Office had recently arrested Wessels earlier this month.

According to an update on the Turner County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Wessels assaulted a transporter Tuesday. A second inmate involved is in custody and cooperating.

Authorities say Wessels is dangerous and people should use extreme caution if they see him.

The transporter was taken to Sanford Health with minor injuries.

This is a developing story.

The blue Ford F-250 authorities are looking for.

The blue Ford F-250 authorities are looking for.

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