A minimum-security state prison inmate in Yankton has been placed on escape status.
Inmate Dubusries Balkcom left the Yankton Community Work Center without authorization on Sunday. He has checked out for the sweat lodge Sunday morning and was not seen again. Balkcom was wearing his trustee uniform, consisting of an orange shirt and khaki pants.
According to the South Dakota Department of Corrections, 42-year-old Balkcom is a Black male. He is 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs approximately 207 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Balkcom is serving sentences for possession of a controlled substance from Minnehaha County and unauthorized ingestion from Union County. If you see Balkcom or know of his whereabouts, please contact local law enforcement immediately.
Leaving a non-secure facility without authorization constitutes second-degree escape, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.