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Rapid City inmate escapes Saturday night

A minimum-security inmate in Rapid City has been placed on escape status.
A minimum-security inmate in Rapid City has been placed on escape status.(South Dakota Department of Corrections)
Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 1:01 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A minimum-security inmate in Rapid City has been placed on escape status.

Inmate Clarence Ferris left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization Sept. 12.

Ferris, age 30, is a Native American male. He is 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes.

Ferris is currently serving a 5-year sentence with 1-year suspended for possession of a controlled substance, a 2-year sentence for eluding and a 5-year sentence for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance. All of the convictions are from Pennington County.

Anyone who sees Ferris or knows of his whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately.

Leaving a non-secure correctional facility without authorization constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

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