Mitchell man receives probation in ’88, ’93 cases after leaving areaA Mitchell man will spend the next two years on unsupervised probation for crimes he committed in 1988 and 1993.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
A Mitchell man will spend the next two years on unsupervised probation for crimes he committed in 1988 and 1993.
Reynolds Bruguier, 45, stole a vehicle from a Mitchell woman on July 4, 1988, and was sentenced in November that year. He received a suspended imposition of sentence and absconded from probation, said Judge Rodney Steele Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center.
He was originally on five years of probation, said Bob O’Keefe, assistant state’s attorney for Davison County. Bruguier had nearly finished his probation in 1993 when he absconded, likely to Arizona.
Nearly two months ago, Bruguier was brought back to South Dakota from Arizona where law enforcement served him with a warrant for his arrest. He came back to South Dakota without a fight, O’Keefe said.
Bruguier, represented by his attorney Rebecca Millan, waived his right to a 48-hour period before sentencing.
Steele reimposed the previous five-year prison sentence, but suspended the execution of all five years and placed Bruguier on one year of probation. As long as he pays $531 in fines, $4,731 in restitution and court-appointed attorney fees within one year, and remains law abiding for two years, Bruguier will stay out of jail. He paid $1,200 of his restitution Tuesday.
He received 59 days credit for time served already in the Davison County Jail.
Bruguier was also sentenced to 59 days in jail for a 1993 simple assault charge he pleaded guilty to Tuesday. Apparently, the sentence was never imposed on the file, Steele said. He received one year of probation and the jail sentence will run concurrent with the suspended prison sentence. Bruguier must pay $26.50 in court costs and remain law-abiding for one year.