PRISON GUARD KILLED DURING ATTEMPTED ESCAPE

SIOUX FALLS—Officials have identified the prison guard killed during an attempted escape at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The state Department of Corrections said 63-year Ronald Johnson had worked at the prison for more than 23 years. The DOC said Johnson was assaulted when two inmates tried to escape late Tuesday morning. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Authorities said the inmates, Rodney Berget and Eric Robert, were both apprehended on the prison grounds.

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