Update: Prison inmate back in custody

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 11:11 AM CST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The South Dakota Department of Corrections says inmate Alexander Cook is back in custody.

Previous story:

An inmate has been placed on escape status after failing to return to the Rapid City Community Work Center where he had been stationed to work.

Inmate Alexander Cook failed to return to the work-release center following his on December, 27.

Cook is a 29-year-old white male, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

Cook is currently serving a sentence from Pennington County for possession of a controlled substance.

If you see Cook or know of his whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately.

Failure to return to custody following a work assignment constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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