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JONES COUNTY — Six individuals from Iowa were recently cited for game violations in Jones County surrounding the improper tagging of multiple bucks. Corwin Harthoorn, 55, Colton Harthoorn, 25, and Kristi Harthoorn, 25, all of Doon, Iowa; Randall Kats, 53, and Jonathan LeLoux, 23, both of Rock Valley, Iowa; and Jeremy Hilt, 30, of George, Iowa, were cited with criminal charges in July after investigators discovered they were allegedly involved in a series of tag swaps surrounding the shooting of multiple bucks.
PLATTE — A 10-year-old boy killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash near Dakota Christian School east of Platte has been identified. Andrew Sybesma, of Geddes, died after the vehicle he...
NEW HOLLAND—A 10-year-old boy was killed and five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday east of Platte, near Dakota Christian School. A 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck, driven by a 14-year-old boy, was traveling south on 376th Avenue at 3:30 p.m. when it entered the intersection with South Dakota Highway 44 and collided with a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east on Highway 44, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
WAGNER — A Marty man was arrested last month after allegedly crashing a van into two objects, injuring one passenger and fleeing the scene. Timothy Stricker, 44, was arrested on July 28 in Wagner and charged with hit-and-run causing injury and first-offense DUI after driving a purple Plymouth Voyager van into a pickup and then into a cement wall at Fousek Grain on High Avenue, causing injuries to one passenger when she was thrown through the windshield, court documents state.
PIERRE — The man who was detained on Aug. 8 near Kimball following an Amber Alert will return to Washington to face felony charges. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County State's Attorney David Natvig announced 38-year-old Paul Brown, of Maple Valley, Washington, will be sent back to his home state after being arrested by South Dakota law enforcement agencies on one count of abuse of or cruelty to a minor. Abuse or cruelty to a minor is a class 3 felony, and if convicted, Brown could face maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
A man who was involved in a three-vehicle crash and later did not return to jail on work release pleaded guilty to three felony charges Tuesday. Charles Reed, 36, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to second-degree escape, aggravated eluding and hit-and-run causing injury during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.
OACOMA — A 66-year-old Sioux Falls man suffered serious injuries in a crash four miles west of Oacoma on Monday, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Randy Clark was driving westbound on Interstate 90 at approximately 8:58 a.m. when he rear-ended a semi truck that was driving slowly with its hazard lights on while in the driver's lane. Clark, whose injuries are not life threatening, struck the semi's trailer and rolled onto the driver's side of his 2016 Chevrolet Equinox.
PARKSTON — The Parkston Fire Department spent two hours extinguishing a 20-acre grass fire on Monday afternoon. According to Parkston Fire Chief Todd Lucas, the department was called out to a grass fire at approximately 1:30 p.m. 10 miles east and a half-mile south of Parkston. The blaze burned approximately 20 acres of grass. Lucas said the wind was a factor in extinguishing the flames, but no one was injured and no structures were damaged.
The city of Mitchell will temporarily close Main Street to parking beginning Aug. 23. According to an alert sent out by the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, Main Street will be closed from First Avenue to Seventh Avenue starting at 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 23. Parking will also be banned on the half blocks on either side of the closed section of street. All vehicles will be subject to tickets and tow. The parking ban coincides with the beginning of the Corn Palace Festival, which begins Wednesday and ends Sunday.
The Davison County Commission is going to jail, but only for a visit. The commission will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday starting at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. but will visit the Davison County Jail at 10 a.m.