September 30, 2021
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a minimum security inmate at the South Dakota State Penitentiary walked away from a community service work assignment.
Eric Blue Bird was placed on escape status after leaving the Sioux Falls Community Work Center on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Blue Bird is serving sentences for aggravated assault from both Jackson County and Minnehaha County.
He faces an additional five years in prison on a charge of second-degree escape.