Ex-jailer remains free on escape conspiracy charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A former Lawrence County jailer accused of conspiring with an inmate to plan his escape remains free on bond.

Twenty-three-year old Koreena Schultes made an appearance in court Monday on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit escape. She made bail set by a judge ahead of a Sept. 20 arraignment.

A conviction carries a maximum five years in prison. The inmate with whom Schultes allegedly conspired, 24-year-old Tyler Statler, is also charged with the same felony. Statler has been in jail on a drug charge. He remains behind bars in Deadwood and never left the jail.

AP-WF-09-11-18 1158GMT