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MOUNT VERNON — A two-day standoff with law enforcement agencies led to the apprehension of a “mentally disturbed man” Tuesday in Mount Vernon. According to the Davison County Sheriff’s Office, the man, who Sheriff Steve Brink declined to name, was taken into custody with the help of the heavily armed Mitchell Emergency Response Unit. Possible charges against the adult man include reckless discharge of a firearm and simple domestic assault.
A local photographer is making a name for herself internationally. Allison Russell, of Mitchell, was recently named a silver medalist at the Professional Photographers of America's 2017 International Photographic Competition. Russell owns Twisted Wire Design in Mitchell. To earn the honor, Russell entered four merited images into the competition for review. Judges then selected 644 of nearly 5,8000 entries for the Loan Collection, or the "best of the best," according to a press release from the Professional Photographers of America.
A 49-year-old Mitchell man was arrested after police say he stabbed and killed a man early Tuesday morning outside of a Mitchell apartment complex. Anthony Lewis has been charged with first-degree manslaughter after he allegedly stabbed a 30-year-old male four times on the 100 block of East Second Avenue. After authorities arrived on scene, the victim was transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell and was later declared dead. The victim’s name has not been released by authorities.
Here's what you should know heading into Tuesday. 1. A beautification plan for Mitchell's Main Street was heard by the City Council on Monday — and it could cost $1.86 million.
FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to charges of kidnapping and assault with intent to commit murder. Matthew Long Crow was indicted on Oct. 12, 2016, by a federal grand jury for the two charges, along with additional charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Long Crow kidnapped and assaulted his then-girlfriend with a knife between March 10 and March 19, 2016, with the intent to murder her, according to the United States Department of Justice.
CHAMBERLAIN — No one was injured when a man drove through the front of a Chamberlain bank on Monday. The Chamberlain Police Department is investigating an incident in which a 46-year-old man drove a 2008 Ford F150 through a portion of the Great Western Bank on Monday afternoon. No charges are currently pending against the driver in relation to the 12:59 p.m. crash. According to the Chamberlain Police Department, half of the vehicle ended up parked in the bank, which is located on King Avenue.
Here's what you need to know heading in Monday: 1. Of 194 riders in Mitchell's Tour de Corn this weekend, one cyclist stands out — a 67-year=old cancer survivor.
FREEMAN — A female juvenile was injured in a Friday afternoon crash near Freeman. At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, 19-year-old Christopher Leatherman, driving a 2002 Honda Civic, was traveling east on Highway 18, west of 440th Avenue.
The Davison County Commission will use its regular Tuesday meeting to continue building a 2018 budget. The five-person board is scheduled to spend 80 minutes on budget talks during its 9 a.m. meeting Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices. The commission has regularly set aside time to discuss the budget at most meetings throughout the summer. Last year, while working on the 2017 budget, the board approved the final $12.218 million budget in September. Other business The commission is scheduled to discuss the following items:
SALEM — Two Illinois residents sustained serious injuries in a Sunday morning crash north of Salem. At approximately 9:15 a.m., a 57-year-old man driving a 2012 Honda motorcycle and his passenger, a 50-year-old woman, were traveling west on Interstate 90, near mile marker 364, when a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee attempted to merge onto the interstate. The two vehicles collided when the Jeep crossed in front of the motorcycle, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.