Fugitive Task Force arrested escaped inmate in Sioux Falls

Damien Jo Westra was arrested yesterday by the Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force.
Damien Jo Westra was arrested yesterday by the Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force.(Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 12:25 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Authorities say the Fugitive Task Force has arrested an escaped inmate without incident in Sioux Falls.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens said 18-year-old Damien Westra was arrested on Tuesday by the Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force. Westra was a suspect in the Sept. 9 shooting of two apartments in southwest Sioux Falls, and a warrant was put out for his arrest on Sept. 13. The warrant’s charges included Discharge of a Firearm at an Occupied Structure and Aggravated Assault, with a $100,000 cash bond.

Westra was found inside an apartment in Sioux Falls and was arrested without incident.