Escaped Rapid City inmate back in custody

UPDATE – Oct. 10, 2019 at 9:53 a.m. In a statement released from the Department of Corrections today, Christopher Bowen was arrested in Kandiyohi County, MN yesterday and has been placed back in custody.

RAPID CITY, S.D.- State prison inmate Christopher Bowen has been placed on escape status. Bowen left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization Friday morning.

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

Bowen, age 38, is a white male. He is five-feet-ten inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

He is serving a 4-year, 9-month sentence for possession of a controlled substance from Brown County.

If you see Bowen or know of his whereabouts, please contact law enforcement immediately.

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