Escaped North Dakota inmate arrested in South Dakota

July 7, 2022 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man who escaped from a minimum-security lockup in Bismarck has been arrested in South Dakota.

David Corn, 35, was arrested by the Aberdeen Police Department on Wednesday night, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

An Aberdeen woman authorities say helped him flee from the Missouri River Correctional Center south of Bismarck was arrested earlier Wednesday.

The 35-year-old woman picked up Corn at the center Tuesday morning, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol documents. She is facing charges of felony conspiracy to commit escape and accomplice to escape, court records show.

Corn pleaded guilty in April to fleeing police, drug possession with intent to deliver, and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The charges were filed in Dickey County in November 2021.

A judge sentenced him to three years in prison and three years on probation, court records show. He’d been at the Bismarck correctional facility since May 26.