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State prison inmate placed on escape status





August 29, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State prison inmate placed on escape status

RAPID CITY, S.D.- State prison inmate Samuel Ross has been placed on escape status.

Ross left the Rapid City Community Work Center to go to his work release job on Aug. 27. He left the jobsite without authorization and failed to return to his assigned unit.

Ross, age 31, is a Native American male. He is 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

Ross is currently serving sentences for possession of a controlled substance out of Minnehaha and Tripp counties and for failure to appear from Minnehaha County.

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

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

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