Two inmates escape from Charles Mix County JailAuthorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from the Charles Mix County jail in southeast South Dakota.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
LAKE ANDES — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from the Charles Mix County Jail in southeast South Dakota.
Thirty-four-year-old Edward Antelope and 28-year-old Donald Cournoyer were being held for the Yankton Sioux Tribe, and had state charges pending. They escaped about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office announced the escapes at 7:13 p.m. Wednesday.
Antelope is described as American Indian, 6-feet-1, 185 pounds, short brown hair and brown eyes. He is considered to be dangerous and has a history of escape and eluding. His pending charges include absconding from parole, and he has warrants out for his arrest on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, aggravated assault and grand theft.
In 2008, Antelope was charged with using a vehicle to run a Platte police officer off the road and leading authorities on a subsequent chase that ended with Antelope leaving his vehicle and escaping on foot. He was finally caught days later after authorities learned he was hiding in a tribal housing unit in Wagner, and he was hit with a list of 13 criminal counts.
Cournoyer is described as American Indian, 5-feet-6, 175 pounds, short brown hair and brown eyes. He has a history of escape and has pending charges including escape for failing to return from a work release, and he is on a state detainer for parole violation.
If anyone has information as to the whereabouts or other information regarding the escapees, they are asked to notify the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office at 605-487-7625, or local law enforcement.