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According to reports from KSFY, the escapee from Huron was captured Tuesday night in Sioux Falls and is in custody. After receiving several tips form the public regarding a vehicle that matched the description, officers arrived and made the arrest.

The Beadle County Sheriff's Department says Charles Beeney escaped from the Huron jail early Tuesday and is armed with a makeshift weapon. Huron schools were on lockdown status as a precaution.

The 45-year-old Beeney is originally from Lansing, Kan. He was arrested last December on an aggravated eluding charge 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 had stolen in North Dakota.



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Beeney in 2006 was sentenced to five years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary for stealing a pickup and escaping from the Richland County Jail.

The Associated Press Contributed to This Report