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Five Inmates Arrested/Charged on Several Counts

Five Inmates Arrested/Charged on Several Counts

(Pierre) – Attorney General Mark Barnett said today that five inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls have been arrested and charged with various counts after being indicted by a Minnehaha County Grand Jury.

Nicholas Quentin Anderson, 18, has been charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon by an Inmate, and Attempted Escape, and felony offenses, for an incident that occurred December 24, 2000 at the State Penitentiary involving a prison guard. He was also charged with an additional Aggravated Assault count for another incident involving a guard on January 5th.

David Kropuenske, 28, has been charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon by an Inmate, and Aggravated Assault, all felony offenses, for an incident that occurred on December 20, 2000 at the State Penitentiary involving a prison guard. He was also charged with Aggravated Assault for an incident that occurred on September 19, 2000 involving another guard.

Christopher Edward Hill, 24, has been charged with possession of a Weapon by and Inmate, a Class 2 Felony. He was also charged with two counts of Intentionally Causing Contact with Bodily Fluids or Human Waste for sliming offenses occurring on September 7, 2000 and October 6, 2000.

Anthony Red Cloud, 26, has been charged with Intentionally Causing Contact with Bodily Fluids or Human Waste, a Class 6 Felony, for an alleged sliming offense occurring on August 29, 2000.

Lester Tail, 21, has also been charged with Intentionally Causing Contact with Bodily Fluids or Human Waste, a Class 6 Felony, for an alleged sliming offense occurring on December 25, 2000.

In addition to the above charges, prosecutors will seek Habitual Offender status for each inmate as well.

All five inmates are scheduled to be arraigned in Circuit Court on Thursday, February 1 at 10:30 am. Assistant Attorney General Paul Bachand is prosecuting the cases for the State.