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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 evidence showing the alleged incident. She represents Thomas Somerville, 38, of Mitchell, who is charged with simple assault for allegedly grabbing 36-yearold North Dakota resident Clint Dreyer by the throat and shoving him to the ground inside Thirsty's on Sept.
The owner of Northstar Plaza, site of the 2010 pool collapse at the Mitchell Aquatic Club, is denying any liability for damage caused by the collapse and has filed cross-claims against the club and its pool's manufacturer. Weber & B Unlimited LLC filed a response Feb. 21 to a lawsuit filed by James Miiller and Kimberly Miiller, owners of Scrappin' Ladies 2, denying allegations the company should be among those liable for damages caused by the collapse of the MAC's above-ground pool on Feb. 28, 2010. The Miillers' lawsuit references damages as high as $100,000.
KIMBALL -- The wide-open fields and abundant pheasant population near Kimball will be featured next month on one of the Midwest's most well-known outdoor television shows. Jason Mitchell, host of "Jason Mitchell Outdoors," recently filmed a segment of his television show near Kimball.
A jury ruled Friday a Mitchell man unhappy with a barn built for him was owed only a fraction of the damages he requested. The jury found contractor Ryan Baker, of Mount Vernon, owed Doug Altman, of Mitchell, $862.44 for repairs, a tiny amount compared to the $118,000 requested for repairs and additional damages. Altman sued Baker claiming improper construction of a pole barn he purchased left him unable to use the barn for his intended purpose --storage of vehicles and farm equipment, as well as space for a workshop and office. Altman said he was seeking about $40,000 in damage
Mitchell's firefighters were called to fewer false alarms last year than in 2010.
A Mount Vernon contractor took the stand Thursday at Davison County Courthouse to defend his company's work on a Mitchell man's barn in 2008. Doug Altman, of Mitchell, filed a lawsuit against contractor Ryan Baker, of Mount Vernon, claiming improper construction of a pole barn he purchased has left him unable to use the building for his intended purpose -- for storage of vehicles and farm equipment, as well as space for a workshop and office. Altman is the owner of Doug's Auto Sales in Mitchell.
A North Dakota man was sentenced to two concurrent prison terms and additional jail time on Tuesday in Mitchell for multiple felony drug charges. Justin Chandler Goettle, 20, of Stanley, N.D., received a four-year prison term, with two years suspended, and a concurrent two-year prison term for two felony drug charges.
A Mitchell man unhappy with a barn that was built for him is seeking up to $30,000 in damages from a Mount Vernon contractor. A trial set for three days opened Wednesday at the Davison County Courthouse. The lawsuit was filed by Doug Altman, of Mitchell, against Ryan Baker, of Mount Vernon, doing business as Baker Construction.
A string of recent fires in the Mitchell area has revealed the difficulties investigators face when sifting through charred remains of a structure to determine a cause. The Daily Republic sought information regarding the causes of four structure fires in the Mitchell area since December. Investigators haven't determined an exact cause for any of them. South Dakota State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman said when his department investigates a fire, it is more focused on ruling out arson than it is on determining the specific cause. "Each fire is different," Merriman said.
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 to pay more than $650,000 in restitution. William Henry Watkins, 34, pleaded guilty to the felony assault charge in December for the reportedly unprovoked attack of North Dakota resident Clint Dreyer, 36, in the parking lot of Thirsty's Bar in Mitchell on Sept.