Two state prison inmates have been indicted on charges including Attempted First Degree Murder for their attack on two correctional officers at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.
A Minnehaha County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted 48-year-old Lester Monroe and 30-year-old Kyle Jones for Attempted First Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer and Aggravated Assault Against a Department of Corrections Employee.
Jones also was indicted on a charge of Simple Assault involving a second correctional officer.
In that August 24th incident, a correctional officer was assaulted by the two inmates at the Jameson Annex. The second officer was attacked after arriving to help. Both officers were taken to a local hospital, treated and released.
The attempted murder charge carries a maximum penalty of 50-years in prison.
The two inmates continue to be held at the State Penitentiary.
September 28, 2023