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WAGNER — A Wagner man was recently arrested for allegedly threatening children and assaulting an officer. Aaron Patterson, 25, was cited with child abuse and assaulting an officer, among other charges, after a May 4 incident in which he allegedly threatened to harm three children and kicked a Wagner police officer who responded to the scene. At approximately 9:20 p.m., the Wagner Police Department received a call from a girl stating Patterson was intoxicated and "throwing people around" at a Fourth Street residence, court documents state.
The Davison County Commission will consider awarding bridge preservation grants for two summer projects. During Tuesday's regularly scheduled Davison County Commission meeting, starting at 9 a.m., the commission will consider approving bids for two projects within the county. At last week's meeting, the board decided to allow more time the bids to be reviewed. At an earlier meeting this year, held at the Davison County North Offices, the board discussed the two projects, one on Foster Street over Firesteel Creek and another on 250th Street over the James River.
CHAMBERLAIN — First responders extracted a 19-year-old man from a vehicle who was trapped following a rollover crash Saturday near Chamberlain. Jaden Crazybear, of Chamberlain, was traveling northbound on South Dakota Highway 50 in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport when he failed to negotiate a curve about seven miles north of Chamberlain and left the roadway, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS).
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between April 10 and April 24. • Jason Duane Schley, 37, Alpena, speeding on interstate highway; $39 fine; $66 costs. • Bill Hoffman, 49, Madison; fail to stop, accident causing property damage; 20 days in jail; 20 days suspended; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; obey all laws; repay court appointed attorney fees to county.
Kevin Carroll, who has served Grace Reformed Church in Mitchell since 2014, has earned a doctorate degree of ministry. The New Geneva Seminary, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has accepted Carroll's dissertation "On the Retention and Use of Biblical Languages by Busy Pastors," and has conferred upon him the degree. Carroll will be participating in commencement exercises on May 21.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Jerauld County DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH: Wednesday morning, a crash near Wessington Springs involving cattle, two semi trailers and a car left one driver with serious injuries. A semi was traveling north on U.S. Highway 281 when the driver crashed into eight cattle standing in the road. The driver was not hurt and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
Two Mitchell residents face felony charges after allegedly distributing marijuana in a drug-free zone. Michael Wilson, 31, and Larissa Hopkins, 22, were recently indicted on multiple charges related to the possession and distribution of marijuana in Mitchell. On Feb. 9, 10 and 21, Wilson and Hopkins allegedly distributed and possessed marijuana in a drug-free zone, court documents state. Both live on South Wisconsin Street, just south of Dry Run Creek Park, a drug-free zone.
An area man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for assaulting a man and stealing methamphetamine. Ryan Bruguier, 27, of Chamberlain, was sentenced to two 12-year prison terms, with two years suspended from each, for second-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery, in which he and another person assaulted and robbed a man of his methamphetamine. The prison terms were ordered to run concurrent, or at the same time, meaning Bruguier faces 10 years in prison.
The Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers are seeking information about a car dolly trailer allegedly stolen this week. According to an alert sent out Thursday, a trailer used for towing a car was stolen from a storage lot located in the 1110 block of North Ohlman Street in Mitchell. The theft is believed to have occurred between 5 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The gray Demco car dolly trailer has chrome wheel, trailer brakes and a movable trailer tongue.
LAKE ANDES — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday near Lake Andes. Amber Patterson, 26, of Geddes, and Kimberly Dyce, 55, of Nemo, suffered minor injuries when Dyce drove through a stop sign about 8 miles southeast of Lake Andes and collided with a vehicle driven by Patterson, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS).