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Published April 08, 2010, 04:04 PM

SD jail inmate escapes after waiving extradition

HURON, S.D. (AP) — Beadle County authorities are searching for a jail inmate who escaped custody soon after waiving extradition to Minnesota to face theft charges.

HURON, N.D. (AP) — Beadle County authorities are searching for a jail inmate who escaped custody soon after waiving extradition to Minnesota to face theft charges.

Sheriff Doug Solem says 37-year-old Michael Smith was being transported from the courthouse back to jail when he escaped about 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Solem says Smith was wearing handcuffs and a jail uniform with black and white stripes. He's not believed to be dangerous.

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