Inmate placed on escape status

Clarence Ferris

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A minimum-security inmate in Rapid City has been placed on escape status.

Inmate Clarence Ferris left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization September 12.

Ferris, 30, is a Native American male, six feet tall, weighs approximately 220 pounds, and he has black hair and hazel eyes.

Ferris is currently serving a five-year sentence with one-year suspended for possession of a controlled substance, a two-year sentence for eluding and a five-year sentence for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance. All of the convictions are from Pennington County.

Leaving a non-secure correctional facility without authorization constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Anyone who sees Ferris or knows of his whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately.

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