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A shirtless Mitchell man was Tased by police after allegedly smashing a beer bottle on a woman's head and biting a man's finger at a local bar. On March 17, police responded to Thirsty's bar on Main Street in Mitchell, and approached 24-year-old Dahjrick Clark, who was not wearing a shirt, according to court documents. He refused officers' commands and then ran away, at which point an officer deployed his Taser, striking Clark. Clark was apprehended without further incident, according to court documents.
The Davison County Commission will hear an update on the local jail on Tuesday. The five-person board will welcome Corrections Administrator Don Radel regarding the jail, a discussion which will take place during the board's regular 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting. The commission will meet at the Davison County North Offices. Agenda items The commission's agenda is as follows: • 9 a.m.: Call the meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, consider approving minutes from the previous meeting and hear citizen input and board reports.
A 47-year-old Mitchell man faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty this week to raping a 15-year-old girl. Steven Nichols pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape this week, stemming from a January incident in which he had non-consensual intercourse with the teenager. The juvenile claimed she was too afraid to say or do anything to stop the intercourse that occured in her home, according to court documents.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Feb. 26 and March 12. • Cody A. Zobel, 27, Mitchell; no driver's license; $54 fine; $66 costs; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; obey all laws.
A Mitchell man will not spend any time in jail after setting off explosives near a Mitchell apartment earlier this year. On Jan. 19, Mitchell police responded to a report of a loud "explosion" outside of an apartment complex located on East First Avenue. The explosion shook the building and rattled windows, but did not cause any damage, according to court documents. Several neighbors identified Andrew Castle as the culprit and said he sets off similar explosions up to four times each week in the early morning hours.
A man who authorities arrested this month for failing to return to jail allegedly made a weapon out of a toothbrush and threatened to kill a corrections officer at Davison County Jail. Jeremy Moore, 40, of Mitchell, was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of unauthorized articles in jail, a class 2 felony that is punishable upon conviction of up to 25 years in prison.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for March 15 through March 21. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Holly Jo Brockel, Chapter 7.
WINNER — Two Yankton residents were arrested in Winner for allegedly attempting to distribute meth. Winner officers responded to an anonymous tip that two Yankton residents wanted on multiple warrants in Iowa were staying at a Winner hotel. They arrested the two people, Kristi Arbegast and Sidney Buchholtz, for the warrants and found used syringes, pipes, small baggies used to distribute illegal substances and various other items of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.
BRULE COUNTY — A Montana man was caught with 20 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop for following too close behind another vehicle on Interstate 90 in Brule County. Police stopped a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Scott Whitmore, of Belgrade, Montana, on March 15 for following too close to a camper traveling on I-90, near mile marker 256, according to court documents. Whitmore allegedly acted nervous when asked about illegal drugs, and a search of the vehicle revealed two bags containing 20 pounds of marijuana.
A Night at the Races, a fundraiser for the Mitchell Area Safehouse, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Highland Conference Center, Mitchell. The event is sponsored by the Mitchell Area Safehouse Foundation Board. Tickets are $35 and available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Safehouse through the Safehouse Foundation Endowment Fund.