Escaped Roberts County prisoner recaptured

July 8, 2022


SISSETON, S.D.–There were some tense moments in Roberts County Thursday as authorities were searching for a prison inmate who escaped from custody.


Elijah Hardhart, a convicted felon, escaped on foot from the Roberts County Courthouse in Sisseton, and authorities said he was considered to be dangrous, and should not be approached by any member of the public.


He was wearing an inmate uniform at the time, and was shackled and handcuffed.


Later in the day, the sheriff’s office posted on social media that Hardhart, was likely getting assistance from someone in the area.


Hardhart was apprehended Thursday, although authorities have not said how, or where.