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WOONSOCKET — A Woonsocket man pleaded not guilty to rape involving an intoxicated woman. Stephen Simon, 29, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to third-degree rape, in which he is charged with having sex with a woman who was intoxicated and incapable of consenting, court documents state. The alleged incident occurred on April 9 in Sanborn County, after which Simon was arrested, but no other information was provided in court documents.
This is what you need to know heading into Wednesday: 1. First-responders were speedy Tuesday morning when a crash caused a fuel spill that poured into storm sewers in Mitchell. Also, first-responders were sent to Emery for a man who was buried alive when a trench collapsed.
Criminal charges were dismissed against a Mitchell man after he promised to pay more than $4,500 for damage he caused to a fire hydrant, prosecutors said. Peter Krimmel, 24, was charged with hit-and-run causing property damage after driving into a fire hydrant in a parking lot at 1400 E. Spruce St., next to Mitchell Technical Institute, and leaving the scene, court documents state.
1. The Corn Palace Sixth Avenue Plaza project started Monday. The project is expected to be completed in August. READ HERE. 2. Twenty-two people died in a suicide bombing at a British concert hall. READ HERE
Mitchell’s Sixth Avenue plaza project is underway. Monday marked the beginning of a project to transition Sixth Avenue between Main and Lawler streets from an old asphalt roadway into a small park directly south of the Corn Palace. The first phase of the project will include infrastructure work, landscaping and new walkways, costing the city of Mitchell $648,611.
LAKE ANDES — A Dante man pleaded guilty to second-degree rape for an incident involving a young girl. Aaron Beeson, 21, pleaded guilty recently to second-degree rape for an incident that occurred between 2007 and 2012 in Charles Mix County, in which he used force, coercion or threats to have sex with someone between the ages of 7 and 13, court documents state.
On May 18, the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted 16 alcohol compliance checks in the city of Mitchell. The following establishments were checked and passed: Hideout Casino, Cubby's East, D'Luxe Casino, Twins Dragon, Super 8 Motel, Highland Conference Center, Walmart, El Columpio, Pizza Hut No. 2773, Marco's Pizza, Village Bowl/Lucky Lady Casino, Northside Sinclair, Lake House, Shopko, Masonic Temple. There were no failures.
The Davison County Commission will hear an update on a plan to improve security inside the Davison County Jail. During the five-person board's 9 a.m. meeting on Tuesday, commissioners will meet with Corrections Administrator Don Radel and Larry Thompson, of Vantage Point Solutions, to discuss bid specifications to fix the security system damaged last year.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs WESSINGTON SPRINGS STUDENTS SHINE AT NATIONAL LAND AND RANGE COMPETITION: The Jerauld County 4-H Land Judging Team won Reserve National Champions in the National Land and Range Competition at the National Land and Range Competition in Oklahoma City. The team consists of Keah Munsen, Alicia Jackson, Landon Wolter and Chandler Flowers. Munsen received Reserve National Champion. — Wessington Springs True Dakotan Freeman
MADISON — A Montrose man accused of shooting a McCook County Deputy pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday during a court hearing in Madison. Matthew Rumbolz, 37, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Friday, including attempted murder for allegedly shooting and injuring McCook County Deputy Dylan Hillestad, court documents state.