South Dakota DOC searching for escaped inmate

April 26, 2024

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–A state prison offender has been placed on escape status.

Offender Kobey Saunsoci fled from correctional staff following a medical appointment in Rapid City this afternoon. Law enforcement was notified immediately.

Saunsoci was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt and khaki pants.

The 22 year-old Saunsoci is a Native American male. He is 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

He is serving sentences for grand theft and possession of a controlled substance out of Pennington County.