Yankton Escapee Is Back In Custody

Yankton Escapee Is Back In Custody

A state inmate who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Yankton is back in custody.

State inmate Taylor Winegar is back in custody. Winegar was arrested in Sioux Falls Thursday.

Winegar failed to return to the Yankton Community Work Center Monday after being allowed to search for work release employment.

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.

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.