Rapid City inmate placed on escape status

Ira Wright, inmate placed on escaped status

Inmate placed on escaped status, Oct. 3, 2019.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Ira Wright, 30, a State prison inmate has been placed on escape status as of yesterday.

Wright failed to return to the Rapid City Community Work Center following a job search.

According to the Department of Corrections, failure to return following assignment or temporary leave constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to 5-years in prison.

Wright is described as a Native American male, five-feet-ten-inches tall weighing 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He is serving a 9-year, 6-month sentence for grand theft from Pennington County. The public is being encouraged to contact law enforcement immediately if they see or know of Wright’s whereabouts.

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