State penitentiary inmate convicted of assaulting corrections officer

A South Dakota Penitentiary Inmate was convicted Thursday on three charges including possession of a weapon and making threats against a correctional officer.

31 year old Roland Winfred Miner was convicted by a Minnehaha County Circuit Court jury of one felony count of Possession of a Weapon by an Inmate and two misdemeanor counts of Threatening a Law Enforcement Officer.

The incident occurred Nov. 5, 2022 when Miner was found to have possessed a weapon while in prison. At the same time, Miner threatened a penitentiary correctional officer.

A sentencing date will be set in the near future, but Miner faces a maximum sentence of 25 years on the new convictions. He’s currently serving two sentences out of Minnehaha County for one count of Intentional Damage to Property and one count of Simple Assault on Law Enforcement.

The penitentiary’s Special Investigations Unit investigated the case which was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.