Third Rapid City inmate in less than 48 hours placed on escape status

RAPID CITY, S.D. —  Yet another inmate has been placed on escape status in Rapid City.

Scott Reiners is the third inmate in less than 48 hours to fail to return from his work release job.

The Department of Corrections says Reiner never came back to the Rapid City Community Work Center after his Tuesday overnight shift.

He is currently serving sentences from both Minnehaha and Brookings counties for possession of a controlled substance.

The announcement comes shortly after the department announced that two other inmates, Barry Offet and Nicholas Skorka, also didn’t return from their work release program shifts.

Offet disappeared on Tuesday night and Skorka disappeared on Monday evening.

It was announced that Reiners didn’t return at around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday. He is a white male, age 36, standing 6 foot 3 and weighs 195 pounds.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Reiner or the other two men, you should contact local law enforcement immediately.

Failure to return following an assignment constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Work release programs are typically implemented for inmates nearing the end of their sentences as a way of rehabilitating them to reenter society after prison. Often, they are within months of being released.

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