Authorities search for man who assaulted Turner County deputy, stole patrol vehicle

South Dakota News

TURNER COUNTY, S.D. (KCAU) – Authorities are asking people to be on the lookout for a man who assaulted a Turner County deputy and stole his patrol vehicle.

According to the Turner County Sheriff’s Facebook page, Tyson Wessels escaped from custody this afternoon and assaulted a transporter. A second inmate is in custody and cooperating.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Facebook page shared updates and said Wessels is suspected to have switched vehicles and may be in a blue Ford F-250 with an Iowa license and has customized rims and bumper leaving Worthing, South Dakota.

https://www.facebook.com/lincosheriffsd

Authorities warn farmers to pull their keys out of their vehicles if they are out in a field.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Wessels, you can call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 764-5651, the Turner County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 297-3225, or 911.

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