Escapee from Huron jail considered dangerousHURON (AP) — People in the Huron area are being told to lock their doors while authorities search for an escaped prisoner.
HURON (AP) — People in the Huron area are being told to lock their doors while authorities search for an escaped prisoner.
The Beadle County Sheriff's Department says Charles Beeney escaped from the jail in Huron early Tuesday and is armed with a makeshift weapon and told the media that he is considered dangerous.
The 45-year-old Beeney is originally from Kansas and was arrested on a charge of aggravated eluding.
Beeney was arrested in December after leading law officers from five counties and the South Dakota Highway Patrol on a chase through Jerauld County. The chase ended when he crashed the pickup truck he was driving in a field west of Alpena.
Beeney in 2006 was sentenced to five years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary for stealing a pickup and escaping from the Richland County, N.D., Jail.