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May 21, 2013
Parties settle in Thirsty's bar assault lawsuit
A lawsuit stemming from a 2011 bar assault in Mitchell that left the victim with brain injuries has ended in a confidential settlement. The settlement was confirmed Tuesday by Russ Janklow, Sioux Falls-based attorney for Vicki Hubner. She is the mother of victim Clint Dreyer, who...
May 21, 2013 - 9:59pm
May 15, 2013
Brothers arrested after incident at Thirsty's
Two brothers were arrested April 25 for allegedly assaulting a bartender at Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell. Jason Beynon, 40, of Brookings, and Jeff Beynon, 34, of Arlington, are both charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $2,000...
May 15, 2013 - 6:17am
November 17, 2012
Judge denies request for legal aid from man convicted in Thirsty's beating
A federal judge has chosen not to appoint an attorney to represent a man serving time in prison for an assault in September 2011 outside a bar...
November 17, 2012 - 9:40am
October 18, 2012
Response arises in Thirsty's lawsuit
The man serving time in prison for an assault last September outside a bar in downtown Mitchell now says he would not have accepted his plea agreement had he known he could still be sued for his role in the attack. William Watkins, 35, was sentenced in February to 13 years in...
October 18, 2012 - 5:54am
October 16, 2012
Local man arrested for Thirsty's assault
A man was arrested Oct. 7 for allegedly punching another man in the face at Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell. Dee Jay Ring, 24, of Mitchell, was arrested after he was allegedly involved in a fight with another man shortly before 2 a.m. inside Thirsty's Bar. When a bouncer inside the...
October 16, 2012 - 5:49am
September 22, 2012
Insurance info sought in Thirsty's lawsuit
A judge has ordered the man serving time prison for an assault outside a Mitchell last September to reveal whether he had insurance at the time of the attack. William Watkins, 35, was sued in July in connection with his attack on Clint Dreyer, Fargo, N.D., on Sept. 30 outside Thirsty's....
September 22, 2012 - 2:44pm
June 4, 2012
Bar called to council carpet
A malt beverage license renewal that was tabled two weeks ago will come before the Mitchell City Council tonight. The renewal request is from EZ$ bar and casino, which is connected to Thirsty's. Both list an address of 1801 N. Main St. in the Palace Mall. Police were called to Thirsty's...
June 4, 2012 - 8:56am
April 16, 2012
Mitchell man arrested for knife assault at Thirsty's
A Mitchell man was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening another man with a knife Friday night inside Thirsty's Bar in downtown Mitchell. Chet Matthew Ellefson, 34, is charged with aggravated assault after being arrested twice in connection with two separate assaults at Thirsty's....
April 16, 2012 - 11:07pm
March 7, 2012
Judge blocks viewing of bar assault video
A judge has temporarily disallowed viewing of a surveillance video that purportedly shows the alleged assault of a North Dakota man on Sept. 30 at Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell. Magistrate Judge Patrick W.
March 7, 2012 - 6:40am
March 2, 2012
Somerville tries to suppress assault video in Thirsty's case
A Mitchell man's attorney claims video surveillance footage of an alleged assault is incomplete and does not "accurately represent" an incident that took place Sept. 30 at Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell. Attorney Cynthia J. Ahrendt, Sioux Falls, is requesting a judge suppress video...
March 2, 2012 - 7:10am
March 1, 2012
Assault charge against local bartender dismissed
A simple assault charge against a bartender at Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell has been dismissed. Judy Lynn Hall, 45, was facing one count of simple assault after she allegedly shoved a customer, Andrea Finnell, by the throat while working as a bartender at Thirsty's. Davison...
March 1, 2012 - 7:34am
February 29, 2012
Bartender arrested for assault at Thirsty's
A working bartender at Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell was arrested last week after allegedly pushing a customer by her throat. Judy Lynn Hall, 45, was arrested by a Mitchell patrol officer after she was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a customer, Andrea Finnell. Hall...
February 29, 2012 - 9:22am
February 22, 2012
Mitchell man gets 8 years in prison for bar attack
A Mitchell man convicted of beating of a North Dakota man outside a Mitchell bar in September has been sentenced to a prison term and ordered...
February 22, 2012 - 7:20am
February 14, 2012
Sentencing scheduled in Thirsty's case
The man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for his involvement in a Mitchell beating in September is set to be sentenced next week. ...
February 14, 2012 - 9:38am
December 21, 2011
Thirsty's suit alleges at least $75,000 in damages
A conservator for a man injured at a Mitchell bar in September alleges that the incident has resulted in more than $75,000 in damages. Vicki Hubner, mother of and appointed conservator for Clint Dreyer, 36, who was severely beaten at Thirsty's Bar, filed the lawsuit Monday. She...
December 21, 2011 - 8:08am