UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Taken Into Custody After Standoff
Vermillion, S.D. – A Charles Mix County inmate is back in custody tonight after escaping jail Wednesday. A standoff at a house in Vermillion involving 19-year-old Jubal Grant ended shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday night.
According to Vermillion Police Chief Matt Betzen, around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, a Vermillion patrol officer found a car that had been stolen from Charles Mix County Thursday morning. The car had been last seen in the same area where Grant was last spotted after escaping the Charles Mix County Jail.
Police say Grant barricaded himself inside the home Thursday afternoon and refused to come out for hours. He has ties to the residence. According to the Vermillion Police Department’s Twitter page, the situation ended after 8 p.m. and Grant is back in custody. No further details were released.
Barricaded suspect situation has ended, Charles Mix County escapee Jubal Grant is in custody.
— Vermillion Police (@VermillionPD) September 1, 2017
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Authorities say Grant assaulted a corrections officer and escaped from the jail just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Grant was in custody for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and bond violations. In June, police say Grant assaulted a Wagner police officer and tried to attack him with his own taser. He was also accused of assaulting a bystander who tried to help the officer.