- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A minimum-security state prison inmate who walked away from a community service job in Rapid City more than a month ago is back in custody.

Thirty-six-year-old Michael Merrival went missing Aug. 23. Corrections officials say he was apprehended in Rapid City overnight.

Merrival is serving 10 years for a grand theft conviction in Pennington County. He’s also now facing a felony escape charge that carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison.

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