The Watertown Police Department SWAT team was activated early Wednesday afternoon after information was developed that an escaped prisoner from Roberts County, South Dakota was inside the residence at 202 2nd Street NE. After multiple attempts were made to contact the occupants officers obtained a search warrant and entered the residence.
The escapee, identified as Bodean K. Roberts, 20, of Watertown, was taken into custody without incident. He faces new charges of trespassing and a bond violation from a previous domestic violence arrest.
A female, also located inside the residence was identified as Peyton Kirk, 18, of Watertown. Kirk was also taken into custody for a probation violation.
Both Kirk and Roberts are currently being held at the Codington County Detention Center.
The Watertown Police Department was assisted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Codington County Sheriff’s Department.