State inmate’s release prompts safety alert

PIERRE, S.D. – Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk is providing notification to law enforcement and the public about the pending release of a state prison inmate.

Inmate Moses Waggoner, age 24, is currently serving a 3-year sentence for aggravated assault from Yankton County.

Waggoner is Native American, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

Pursuant to Waggoner’s judgment of conviction, his sentence expires on Sept. 30, 2018. Because he will have completed his full sentence, Waggoner must be released from prison. He will not be under supervision, such as parole. DOC does not have jurisdiction to supervise an offender who has completed their entire sentence inside the prison.

“Based on his criminal history, institutional disciplinary record and institutional assessments that indicate a high risk for committing future acts of violence, I am alerting law enforcement and the public of this offender’s pending release from prison,” said Kaemingk.

Waggoner has indicated he plans to live in Yankton upon his release.

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