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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

• Joel Garcia, 27, of Mitchell, through an interpreter, pleaded not guilty to identity theft; trial is scheduled for August.

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• Alicia Mosser, 18, of Mitchell, accused of two counts of fourth-degree rape, got her case continued for two weeks at the counsel's request.

• Marjorie Heidinger, 50, of Mitchell, accused of grand theft, was granted a two-week continuance due to illness.

• Christopher Bonnette, 35, of Mitchell, had a bench warrant issued for his arrest because he didn't appear in court; he will be held on no bond.

• Robert Pomani, 33, of Mitchell, accused of drug charges and reckless burning, was appointed a new attorney, Keith Goehring, of Parkston.

• Jamie Fender, 33, no known address, accused of misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, was appointed Donna Bucher as her attorney; the matter was continued for four weeks.

• Aaron Cooper, 31, of Mitchell, accused of several drug charges, entered a not guilty plea and trial was scheduled for October.

• Cory Zobel, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, in exchange for the state dropping several other charges against him and not pursuing a few pending matters; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for June. The conviction carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

• Ricky Taylor Jr., 19, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance in exchange for the state dismissing other charges; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered an abbreviated presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for June. The conviction carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

• Jason Martin, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to distribution of 1 ounce or less of marijuana in exchange for the state dropping other charges and he would pay prosecution costs; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for June. The conviction carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.

• Beau Maddox, 36, of Mitchell, failed to appear in court; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a bench warrant for his arrest and to be held without bond.

• Matthew Nelson, 18, of Wrenshall, Minn., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in exchange for the state dropping another charge; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered an abbreviated presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for June. The conviction carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

• Malachi Brown, 18, of Mitchell, received a suspended imposition of sentence for an unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, amphetamine, conviction, which means he has the chance to remove the conviction from his record if he follows the terms of his three-year probation; Judge Tim Bjorkman sentenced him 90 days in jail plus prosecution and court costs.

• Yuseff Elias, 28, of Miami, Fla., accused of identity theft, possessing forged instrument and grand theft, was granted a two-week continuance.

• Yamel Rivera, 27, of LeHigh Acres, Fla., accused of grand theft and possessing forged instrument, was granted a two-week continuance.

• Clancy Schooler, 38, of Mitchell, accused of possession of a controlled substance, failed to appear in court or stay in contact with her attorney; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a bench warrant for her arrest and to be held without bond.

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