UPDATE: Escaped inmate back in custody
UPDATE (4/25/22 – 10:50 a.m.): Inmate Phillip Richards back in custody.
He was apprehended in Pennington County Monday morning.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A minimum-custody state prison inmate has been placed on escape status.
Richards is a Native American male, 5′ 9″, weighs approximately 190 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
He is is serving sentences from Bennett County for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and eluding a police officer.
Anyone with any information on his whereabouts, or has seen him, is asked to contact law enforcement.