Jackley: State Penitentiary inmate convicted of weapon possessions charge; making threats

April 19, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–A South Dakota Penitentiary inmate was convicted Thursday on three charges including possession of a weapon and making threats against a correctional officer.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says 31-year-old Roland Miner was convicted of one felony count of Possession of a Weapon by an Inmate and two misdemeanor counts of Threatening a Law Enforcement Officer.

Jackley says the incident happened Nov. 5, 2022, when Miner was found to have possessed a weapon while in prison.

A sentencing date will be set in the near future.

Miner faces a maximum sentence of 25 years on the new convictions.

He is currently serving two sentences out of Minnehaha County for one count of Intentional Damage to Property and one count of Simple Assault on Law Enforcement.