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Man accused of assault during escape sentenced to 15 years

December 15, 2017

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) — An inmate accused of assaulting a guard before escaping from a county jail has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Daily Republic reports that 19-year-old Jubal Grant Jr. was sentenced on felony charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer and escape.

Authorities say Grant stole a car after escaping from the Charles Mix County Jail on Aug. 30. He and the car were found the next day at a Vermillion residence, and he was taken into custody after a standoff that lasted about seven hours.


Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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