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Court cases on July 29
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

The following cases were among those heard July 29 during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell:

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• David Muth, 41, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance; the matter was set for October jury trial.

• Chaz Stewart, 21, of Mitchell, accused of distribution of a controlled substance, was granted a four-week continuance; he was in Brule County Jail on Tuesday and no transfer order was made.

• Denise Cummings, 44, of Mitchell, accused of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled drug or substance, methamphetamine, was granted a continuance to the October jury trial stack week.

• Brent Flood, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary; the matter was set for October jury trial.

• Keith Allstot, 54, of Wenatchee, Wash., pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence; the matter was set for October jury trial.

• David Kniffen, 54, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of controlled substance -- methamphetamine, a felony; and intentional property damage, private indecent exposure and unlawful entry, all misdemeanors; the matter was set for October jury trial.

• Ronnie Whitaker, 24, of Woonsocket, denied violating his probation for possession of a controlled substance; the matter was set for a court trial in August.

• Clancy Schooler, 39, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to manufacturing, distributing or possessing controlled substance; the matter was set for October jury trial.

• Roberta Waugh, 26, of Mount Vernon, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of controlled substance; matter set for October jury trial.

• Ty Hamar, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor; the matter was set for October jury trial.

• Benjamin Amadon, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to manufacturing, possessing or distributing a controlled substance, and denied violating his probation for the same charge; the matter was set for October jury trial; Judge Tim Bjorkman denied a bond modification request and Amadon remains in the Davison County Jail on the drug charge.

• Joyce Lucas, 54, of Mitchell, was arrested after missing a 24/7 Sobriety program appointment, but Judge Tim Bjorkman granted her release to allow her another chance to do well on supervision; she is charged with simple assault on a law enforcement officer.

• Blair Margiotti, 27, of Mitchell, admitted he violated his probation in March by consuming alcohol; Margiotti was on probation for a fourth-degree rape conviction; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered an updated presentence investigation, scheduled sentencing for September; Bjorkman denied a bond modification request, leaving Margiotti in Davison County Jail.

• Jacob Abdo, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to ingesting a controlled substance, amphetamine, in February; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September.

• Richard Williams, 62, of Algona, Wis., pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance, modafinil; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September.

• Shace Roberts, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to unauthorized ingestion of controlled substance, methamphetamine; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September.

• Dylan Vanort, 30, Cold Spring, Minn., pleaded guilty to possession of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September.

• Dylan Romero, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to attempt to distribute a controlled substance, carisoprodol; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September.

• Kelly Watts, 26, of Mitchell, failed to appear in court and Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a bench warrant for his arrest.

• Arlington Milk, 50, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to third-offense drunken driving and admitted to information proving he had two prior drunken driving convictions in 2012; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September.

• Agnes Drapeaux, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced to a four-year suspended prison term for possessing a controlled substance, methamphetamine; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered she serve a staggered 90 days in jail, starting with 30 days, which will include work release and appointment furlough; she will serve 30 days in 2015 and 30 days in 2016; she must also pay $236.98 in costs and serve five years of probation.

• Cole Gustafson, 20, of Mitchell, admitted to violating his probation on a drug distribution conviction; Judge Tim Bjorkman reimposed a two-year sentence he earlier suspended, gave Gustafson credit for 20 days served and ordered the sentence run concurrent to another drug conviction sentence he is already serving in the state penitentiary; his first parole eligibility will be in August.

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