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Man appears in neck brace, pleads not guilty to stealing propane truck

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Man appears in neck brace, pleads not guilty to stealing propane truck
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man has pleaded not guilty to grand theft and intentional property damage, both felony charges.

Kelly Joe Watts, 26, appeared in court Tuesday in jail scrubs and a neck brace. Watts is accused of stealing a propane truck from Mitchell Technical Institute in June, which subsequently rolled in an accident in Bon Homme County. When he allegedly took the truck, he broke through a chainlink fence.

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Each charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled jury trial for October.

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