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Police: Man escapes with leap from Mitchell building
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

The Mitchell Police Division is looking for 31-year-old Mitchell resident Ryan Patrick McManus.

There are two warrants issued for his arrest. Since Aug. 22, he has allegedly gone to great lengths to avoid being arrested. In one incident, according to police, he jumped from a second story roof to avoid arrest.


It is believed that he is living in MItchell and residing with friends or relatives. A reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Detective Lt. Don Everson said the arrest warrants are both out of Brule County -- one for a failure to appear on a grand theft charge, and the other for driving under the influence.

"He's taken some great risks to get away from us," Everson said. "We want to catch him before he endangers the public while trying to flee from the police."

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (605) 996-1700.

Calls remain anonymous and a cash reward is available if a tip leads to the arrest of the person or people involved. There are no caller IDs attached to this phone line. To send a crime tip via text message, text "MITCS" plus a message to 274637. Upon receipt of a tipster's first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing the tipster's unique tip ID. Anonymous two-way communication can then occur. Tips may also be submitted online at

A minimum of $250 is paid for rewards on all Crimes of the Week solved through Crime Stoppers. Rewards will not be paid if crime tips leading to an arrest are not made directly to Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers Inc. by telephone, text message or web tip.

To date, 340 crimes have been solved through information from Crime Stoppers.

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