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Hit-and-run brings jail time for Mitchell man

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Hit-and-run brings jail time for Mitchell man
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man received a suspended prison term for his role in a hit-and-run accident and intentional property damage.

Max Mohr, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison, but Judge Tim Bjorkman suspended that time on the condition he serve 45 days in jail.

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Bjorkman gave him 10 days' credit for time served, so Mohr will serve his first five days immediately, the next 15 days starting Aug. 1, 2014, and the final 15 days starting Aug. 1, 2015.

In March, Mohr attempted to get into his ex-girlfriend's home by breaking a window and a door frame. Neighbor Kyle Bussmus attempted to prevent Mohr from leaving by parking behind Mohr's truck. Court documents say Mohr struck Bussmus with the front end of his pickup, which caused him to roll onto the hood and fall off the driver's side. Mohr did not stop to check on Bussmus and drove out of the driveway. Bussmus suffered injuries to both knees, his right thigh and shoulder.

Bjorkman also ordered Mohr pay a $350 fine, $104 in court costs and $3,583.73 in restitution. He will be on probation for 18 months, during which time he cannot have or be around alcohol or drugs, must enter and complete any evaluation or treatment suggested by his court services officer, and must maintain employment.

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