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Published January 08, 2013, 05:58 PM

South Dakota man familiar with North Dakota authorities escapes jail

Huron, SD (WDAY TV) - A man, familiar with authorities in our area, is on the loose after escaping from the Huron jail today.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Huron, SD (WDAY TV) - A man, familiar with authorities in our area, is on the loose after escaping from the Huron jail today.

Authorities say Charles Beeney is armed and dangerous. People in Huron are being told to lock their doors. Schools went into lockdown.

The 45-year-old Beeney was arrested last December after leading officers from five counties and the South Dakota Highway Patrol on a chase. The chase ended when he crashed the pickup truck he had stolen in North Dakota.

In 2006, Beeney was sentenced to five years in the North Dakota State Pen for stealing a pickup and escaping from the Richland County Jail.

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