Authorities searching for officer-involved assault suspect
LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - UPDATE 9/23/20: According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the inmate suspected of assaulting a Turner County deputy has now stolen a total of three cars.
The Sheriff’s Office said Tyson Wessels originally stole the deputy’s marked Ford SUV. He then ditched that car and stole an F-250 from a farmer in Worthing. The latest update on the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page was around 11:00 PM Tuesday.
According to that post, Wessels is not wearing his shackles any more and has changed clothes. He’s accused of stealing a Chrysler Minivan with Minnesota plates of ZS031. The F-250 truck was found in Rock County near Steen, MN. If you see Wessels, call 911 immediately.
Authorities are searching for a suspect who they say assaulted a Turner County deputy and stole his vehicle.
A witness tells Dakota News Now that two prisoners were being transported when one attacked the deputy. That suspect later ditched the vehicle and stole a blue pickup truck.
The second prisoner drove the deputy’s vehicle to the city building in Worthing and told people inside to call the police.
This is a developing story.
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