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Two Sioux Falls men are accused of cashing checks in Mitchell worth more than $5,000 that did not belong to them. Ryan Aadland and Jason Dimick both face felony forgery and grand theft charges for allegedly cashing two checks at Farmers State Bank in Mitchell that they did not have permission to cash, according to court documents. Between August 17, 2017, and September 2, 2017, Aadland allegedly cashed a check worth $2,200 and Dimick cashed a check worth $2,900 at the bank. The owner of the check told authorities the men did not have permission to write or cash the checks.
Several people were charged with meth possession and ingestion after a parole search at a Mitchell apartment. Agnes Drapeaux was present at the apartment when police conducted a parole search and found methamphetamine paraphernalia and meth, according to court documents. A suspect in the case said everyone at the apartment used meth the night before. Donald Fast Horse, of Sioux Falls, and Codi Shields, of Mitchell, were also present and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Mitchell's Walmart is pressing charges against a Sioux Falls man accused of taking more than $1,000 worth of items from the store. Between Jan. 19, 2018, and Feb. 12, 2018, Shaun Reugge is accused of taking a laptop and electric toothbrush from their boxes and leaving Walmart without paying for the items. The value of the two items is more than $1,000 and less than $2,500, according to court documents. Reugge is charged with grand theft of more than $1,000, a Class 6 felony with a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
The following cases were among those heard March 20 during a felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. • Christopher Schmidt, 36, of Winner, received a court-appointed attorney, and waived the 180-day rule for a speedy trial; He is accused of six counts of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16; the Court approved a $2,500 limit to hire a forensic expert; Jury trial moved to August.
A Davison County grand jury has indicted a Huron man for possessing fentanyl. On March 18, Michael Gabriel, 38, is accused of knowingly possessing fentanyl in Davison County, according to court documents. An indictment was filed March 23. Gabriel is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony punishable upon conviction by up to five years' imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
A Mitchell man was charged with grand theft after allegedly taking barcodes off expensive items at Walmart and replacing them with barcodes from less expensive items. Between December 2017 and March 12, 22-year-old Bryan Buck is accused of using Walmart's self-checkout without paying full price for several items. Buck would allegedly take the barcodes off inexpensive items and place them on expensive items, according to court documents. He would then go through self-checkout lanes and pay the less expensive prices for the items.
SALEM — A Bridgewater man attempted to flee police after being sentenced to three days in jail for petty theft, but he was later captured. Nineteen-year-old Mason West was sentenced to three days in county jail at approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, with one day to be served immediately, according to court documents. West was escorted out of the courtroom by McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris to an office so Morris could fill out paperwork before transporting West to the Davison County Jail.
PARKSTON — For the fifth time in the past six years, the Huron and Parkston-based 153rd Engineer Battalion and Forward Support Company received a national award for family engagement and support. This week, the 153rd received the Reserve Family Readiness Award (RFRA) for the Army National Guard in Washington, D.C.
A woman was arrested at her Mitchell apartment for meth possession following a parole search. On the morning of March 21, police executed a search at the Sixth Avenue apartment and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia throughout the apartment, and Rose Marshall admitted to using meth, according to court documents. A urinalysis tested positive for meth and THC.
A Mitchell woman on parole was arrested for distributing marijuana. Officers conducted a parole search at Tessa Claussen's residence on March 20, during which they found a safe with more than 1 pound of marijuana bagged in 1 ounce bags, according to court documents. Also inside the safe were a digital scale and measuring scoop. Officers found glass pipes, blunts and cups with raw marijuana inside. Claussen, 24, allegedly admitted to selling marijuana and a urine sample tested positive for THC.