Two Women Escape from Jamestown State Hospital

Bonnie Jo Conley
Staff Writer

Two women escaped the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown Thursday, according to a release from the North Dakota State Patrol.
Natonie Ann Decpteau and Valinda Jean Tyndall escaped from a North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation funded addiction treatment unit. The women escaped from a fenced outdoor enclosure at the treatment facility.

Decoteau, 33, is a Native American female with short brown hair and brown eyes. She is five feet, five inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.
Decoteau is serving a sentence for a probation violation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Tyndall, 28, is a Native American female with pink/blonde/brown hair and brown eyes. She is five feet three inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.
Tyndall is under the supervision of North Dakota Parole and Probation and is considered an absconded probationer. She is currently on probation for an escape that occurred in 2104.

Decoteau has ties to the Belcourt and Fargo, ND areas. Tyndall has ties to the Bismarck, ND area.

The North Dakota State Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance in locating both Decoteau and Tyndall. If either Decoteau or Tyndall area spotted, do not approach them. Contact law enfor