State prison inmate Taylor Winegar has been placed on escape status.
Winegar left the Yankton Community Work Center to search for work release employment Aug. 16. He failed to return to the unit at the appointed time.
Winegar is currently serving concurrent sentences for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and possession of a forged instrument from Codington County and hit and run with injury from Lake County.
Winegar, age 25, is a white male. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.
Failure to return to custody following an assignment or temporary leave granted for a specific purpose or limited period constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
If you see Winegar or know of his whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately.