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Circuit court cases from 4/18

The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Tim Bjorkman during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

Sentencings

• Skyler Leiferman, 21, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 180 days in jail with credit for 124 days served, for second-degree burglary. He was also given credit for 262 days served for violating probation and was placed on probation for four more years. He was ordered to use his best efforts to enroll in the Teen Challenge of the Dakotas program. Leiferman was previously placed on probation for second-degree burglary.

• James Spino, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced to four years in prison, suspended to 120 days in jail with credit for 73 days served, for possession of methamphetamine, and he was placed on probation for three years. Spino was ordered to pay restitution of $1,652.40 and was ordered to enroll in the 24/7 sobriety program. Spino was also ordered to go to a job service office.

• Nikkole Stewart, 39, of Mitchell, was sentenced to four years in prison, suspended to 90 days in jail for ingestion of methamphetamine and was placed on probation for three years. Stewart was ordered to enroll in the 24/7 sobriety program.

• Catrelle Two Bulls, 27, of Mitchell, was ordered to serve 150 days in jail with credit for 102 served for violating probation, and she was placed on probation for two and a half more years. When a bed date for a treatment program is available, the judge will authorize her release, which is expected on May 3. A furlough to attend doctor's appointments was approved, as long as the sheriff transports her. Two Bulls was previously placed on probation for ingestion of methamphetamine and has violated probation once before.

Guilty pleas and admissions

• James Brinker, 38, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Oct. 27 and contacting an abuse victim while in custody on Dec. 26. The maximum penalty is five years in prison, one year in jail and a $12,000 fine. Sentencing was scheduled for May.

• Elgina Callahan, 43, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine on Dec. 7. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing was scheduled for May.

• Michelle Coston, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Sept. 30, 2014. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Charges of ingestion of amphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia will be dismissed.A short-form presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing was scheduled for May.

• Evangeline Deloria, 36, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Dec. 2 and Jan. 7. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Charges of possession and ingestion of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and failing to attend school will be dismissed. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing was scheduled for May. A request for release on bond was denied. Deloria was granted work search.

• Schylar Dubray, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on March 14, 2016, and second-degree escape on April 26. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Charges of possession and ingestion of tetrahydrocannabinol and ingestion of methamphetamine will be dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for May. A request for work search was granted.

• Jerad Olson, 27, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine on Oct. 26. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Charges of possession of methamphetamine and another distribution charge will be dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for Friday.

• Kimberly Schaefer, 42, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of hydrocodone on Nov. 19. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A charge of misrepresentation to obtain hydrocodone will be dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for May.

• Wanda Jennings, 45, of Letcher, admitted to violating probation by using opiates on Feb. 21. Jennings was sentenced to three years in prison and was given credit for 176 days. Jennings was previously placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine and has violated probation twice before.

Not guilty pleas

• Mark Drapeau, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July. Drapeau is also charged with violating probation in two cases. Drapeau was previously placed on probation for two counts of possession of meth and has violated probation once before.

• Megan Hemmah, 28, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Richard Hover, 37, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and distribution of methamphetamine. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Melissa Lane, 35, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July. A hearing for a probation violation was continued for four weeks, and she was appointed an attorney. Lane was originally placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine.

• Randy Larrimore, 45, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of methamphetamine, two counts of fourth-offense DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Raquael Martinez, 28, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, pleaded not guilty to grand theft valued between $2,500 and $5,000 and entering or refusing to leave a property. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Nikole McCarty, 28, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, amphetamine and drug paraphernalia and ingestion of meth and opiates. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Jeffrey McGhee, 23, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to simple assault against a law enforcement officer and obstructing police, a jailer or firefighter. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Joseph McGee, 34, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to third-or-subsequent simple assault and interfering with emergency communications. A trial was scheduled for July. A request for bond reduction was denied, but he was granted work release.

• William Watkins, 39, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty possession and ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Chelsea Weller, 27, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine and opiates and possession of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Brent Wells, 44, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July.

Continuances and warrants

• Eric Anderson, 24, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for four weeks because he is being held in the penitentiary. Anderson is charged with grand theft valued between $5,000 and $100,000.

• Bobby Ashley, 57, of Mitchell, was granted continuance for four weeks. Ashley is charged with third-offense DUI.

• Quentin Bear Robe, 32, of St. Francis, was granted a continuance for two weeks so he may apply for a court-appointed attorney. Bear Robe is charged with ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

• Jessica Curtis, 32, of Mitchell, had her case dismissed. She was charged with simple assault against a law enforcement officer.

• David Degen, 25, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance until July. Degen is charged with four counts of possession of methamphetamine, two counts of distribution of meth, ingestion of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Sheradynn Eagleman, 21, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for four weeks. Eagleman has pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine.

• Ruth Eggert, 29, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for four weeks because she was given the wrong court date by her attorney. Eggert is charged with third-offense DUI.

• Lelana Fallis, 20, of Mitchell, was not present. An active bench warrant will remain in effect. Fallis is charged with possession and ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Michael Farmer, 29, of Fort Thompson, was granted a continuance until July. Farmer is charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Loni Grochow, 35, of Mitchell, appeared for a review hearing and said she is doing well in treatment. The state commended her progress and wished her well. Grochow was previously convicted of possession of clonazepam.

• Charles Gross, 30, of Port Angeles, Washington, was granted a continuance pending a suppression hearing. Gross is charged with possession of at least 1 pound of marijuana and possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Vanessa Hakl was granted a continuance until Friday. Hakl is charged with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery.

• Lyndsay Hawk, 30, of Mitchell, was not present, and she has not kept in contact with her attorney. A bench warrant was issued. Hawk is charged with grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500 and eluding.

• Eustace Miles, 49, of Moorhead, Minnesota, was ordered to give a DNA sample. A motion to hold Miles in contempt of court for failing to provide a sample earlier was dismissed, as Miles has given a DNA sample twice in the past. The sample was taken Tuesday. Miles is charged with second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and aggravated assault.

• Crystal Otterstrom attempted to plead guilty to accessory to a crime by spending money taken from Scoreboard Bar and Grill on Nov. 27, but her plea was not accepted by the judge because she said she did not know the money was stolen at the time. Otterstrom's case will be placed back on the court's calendar.

• Eric Rumbolz, 22, of Dimock, was granted a continuance for four weeks. Rumbolz is charged with violating probation by using cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and various traffic offenses. Rumbolz was previously placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine.

• Alice Sentell, 28, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks. Sentell is charged with aggravated assault. The matter will be remanded to magistrate court if the parties agree to a misdemeanor plea bargain.

• Misty Smook, 25, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks. Smook is charged with abuse or cruelty to a minor. The matter will be remanded to magistrate court if the parties agree to a misdemeanor plea bargain.

• Neva Taylor, 42, of Mitchell, was not present. She was scheduled to appear for a review hearing. A bench warrant was issued. Taylor was previously convicted of possession of methamphetamine.

• Ricky Taylor, 46, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks so he may apply for a court-appointed attorney. Taylor is charged with possession and ingestion of methamphetamine, keeping a place for the use or sale of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

• Katie Valle, 32, Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks. She is charged with violating probation by absconding, being discharged from the CBISA program and possessing drugs in Minnehaha County. A request for reduction on bond was denied. Valle was originally placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine and carisoprodol by a jail inmate and has violated probation once before.

• Joshua Weissman, 30, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance until Friday. Weissman is charged with third-offense DUI and violating probation. Weissman was previously placed on probation for possession of methamphetamine and has violated twice before.

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