UPDATE: South Dakota prison escapee captured

April 30, 2024

Mike Tanner

RAPID CITY, S.D.–The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a prison escapee is back in custody less than a week after he went missing.

Kobey Saunsoci was arrested Monday night in Rapid City.

He was placed on escape status April 25th when he fled from correctional staff following a medical appointment in Rapid City.

The 22 year-old Saunsoci is serving sentences for grand theft and possession of a controlled substance out of Pennington County.