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2 South Dakota state prison inmates placed on escape status

August 23, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two South Dakota state prison inmates are being sought after they left their community service job site in Pierre.

Prison officials say Tahnasha Stricker and Christy First In Trouble took a silver or gray Dodge Dakota pickup from the site. They have been placed on escape status.

The 31-year-old Stricker is serving a one-year sentence from Hughes County for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and a more than six-year sentence from Minnehaha County for possession of a controlled substance.

The 33-year-old First in Trouble is serving a two-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance and a two-year sentence for failure to appear, both from Pennington County. She also received a two-year sentence out of Mellette County for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance.

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This story has been corrected to show that the vehicle used in the escape is a Dodge Dakota, not Dodge Ram.

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