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The following cases were among those heard during a circuit court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: Not-guilty pleas • Patricia Archambeau, 54, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July. • Jamie Benedict, 29, of Spearfish, pleaded not guilty to first-degree escape and possession of drugs with intent to distribute. A trial was scheduled for July. Benedict is also charged as a habitual offender.
A short-lived pursuit in which speeds reached excess of 80 mph was terminated Wednesday afternoon on a gravel road in southern McCook County. According to McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris, a vehicle refused to pull over when a deputy attempted to stop it at around 2 p.m. The pursuit was "only minutes," Norris said. "It wasn't anything worth someone getting hurt over," he said. The deputy's vehicle had her lights activated, and the vehicle was traveling faster than 80 mph, Norris said. No other information is immediately available.
PARKSTON — Cleva Wenzel, Parkston, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, April 26. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent c/o Bormann Manor, 401 W. Glynn Drive, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Three men arrested in a drug bust in Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing methamphetamine. Tyler Neugebauer, 21, Thomas Gregg, 26, and Jose Gonzalez, 43, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a class 5 felony, during a circuit court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Neugebauer also pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, a class 4 felony.
A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to fourth-degree rape and no contest to exploitation of a minor during a circuit court session in Mitchell. James Normile, 24, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape, a class 3 felony, Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell, stemming from a Jan. 1 incident in which he had sex with a 15-year-old girl as he was "celebrating New Year's," Normile said in court.
Mitchell's wet weekend brought nearly an inch of rain from Friday to Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, Mitchell received 0.08 inches Friday, 0.38 inches Saturday and 0.46 inches Sunday. As of 3 p.m. Monday, Mitchell had received between 0.25 and 0.5 inches for the day. Areas of Charles Mix County took some of the hardest rainfall by 6 p.m. Sunday. According to the NWS, Platte received 1.43 inches over the three-day rainfall and Lake Andes saw a total rainfall of 1.38 inches.
Mitchell's Main Street has been entered into a contest for the chance to win $25,000. America's Main Street contest is looking to "help promote the importance and strong economic benefits" of Main Streets and "the small businesses that help them thrive." The contest, which Mitchell was entered into anonymously, is open nationwide. The winning entry will earn a prize of $25,000, a variety of shopping opportunities and exposure to assist in renovating the street.
The Davison County Commission will discuss equalization and personnel at its weekly meeting Tuesday. The five-person board's schedule includes a board of equalization meeting at 9:30 a.m. and a closed-door executive session to discuss personnel at 10:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the county's North Offices building at 1420 N. Main St. Agenda • 9 a.m.: Call meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes and hear citizen input.
MOUNT VERNON—A Washington man suffered minor injuries in a Saturday morning crash after driving through a billboard sign and striking several trees. William Prigmore, of Seatac, Washington, was traveling east at 9:47 a.m. on Interstate 90, near mile marker 317, which is three miles west of Mount Vernon.
TABOR - A 70-year-old Yankton woman died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday as the South Dakota Department of Public Safety released names involved Saturday morning. Elaine Rasmussen, of Yankton, was...