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Inmates Thomas Wilson, Peyton Laird placed on escape status





September 17, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Inmates Thomas Wilson, Peyton Laird placed on escape status

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- State prison inmates Thomas Wilson and Peyton Laird have been placed on escape status.

Wilson and Laird were assigned to a community service project in Sioux Falls earlier today when they took a vehicle and drove off.

The vehicle is a 2010 Pearl White Buick Enclave with Special Olympic license plate WAR45.

Wilson is a 32-year-old Native American male. He is 5-feet-11 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Wilson is serving sentences from Pennington County for possession of a controlled substance and forgery.

Laird is a 22-year-old white male. He is 5-feet-3 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Laird is serving sentences for possession of a controlled substance and second-degree burglary from Minnehaha County.

If you see the Wilson or Laird or know of their whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately.

Failure to return to custody following an assignment constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony, punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.

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