UPDATE: 1 of 2 escaped South Dakota inmates back in custody

YANKTON, S.D.- UPDATE, 11:15 a.m. Thursday:

Authorities have arrested one of two inmates who failed to return from work release in Yankton.

Matthew Weddell was arrested in Sioux Falls, according to the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

Sioux Falls Police Public Information Officer Sam Clemens says Weddell was arrested Wednesday night.

Clemens says a woman was driving her car when she stopped near 22nd Street and Minnesota Avenue. Weddell jumped into the car and told the woman he had been stabbed, and told her to drive.

After driving around a bit, the woman tried to make a phone call, but Weddell told her not too. The woman finally told Weddell to leave, and he did.

Clemens says later that night, Weddell entered three different cars near 13th Street and Duluth Avenue. Officers eventually caught and arrested him.

Officials say Weddell and Travis Mann walked away from a community service job site on April 13. Authorities are still searching for Mann.


Original story:

State prison inmates Travis Mann and Matthew Weddell have been placed on escape status.

Both inmates failed to report to their community service jobsite in Yankton on April 13.

Mann is a 36-year old white male. He is approximately 5-feet-10 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

He is currently serving sentences from Brookings County for possession of a controlled substance and from Minnehaha County for forgery.

Weddell is a 38-year old Native American male. He is 5-feet-7 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Weddell is currently serving consecutive sentences from Stanley County for grand theft and failure to appear.

If you see either inmate or know of their whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately.