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A Mitchell woman was sentenced Tuesday to serve two years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for third-offense driving under the influence. Christa Stork, 29, was given credit for 55 days served. Stork was arrested for third-offense DUI on May 6, 2010.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell to illegally possessing hydrocodone and driving under the influence of hydrocodone. Beth Poole, 54, is scheduled to be sentenced in September. Possession of a controlled substance is a Class 4 felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. First-offense DUI is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of one year in prison and a $2,000 fine.
The superintendent of the Wessington Springs School District was allegedly arrested for driving under the influence in Hanson County less than a year after a previous DUI arrest. KELO-TV reported Tuesday that Lance Witte, 42, was arrested in Hanson County late Friday night by a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper. His blood alcohol level was allegedly 0.157. The legal driving limit in South Dakota is 0.08. He is reportedly scheduled for court later this month. Witte pleaded guilty to DUI in December 2010 and to driving with a revoked license last week.
RAPID CITY -- A second Rapid City police officer shot in a confrontation with a Rapid City man has died. Officer Nick Armstrong died Sunday, according to the Rapid City Police Department. He was one of three officers reportedly shot by Daniel Tiger Tuesday. Funeral services for the first officer who died, James Ryan McCandless, were held Sunday. A third officer, Tim Doyle, remains hospitalized. Tiger died of wounds suffered in the shootout, which took place in North Rapid City.
The Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission will review a variance request, a request for a conditional use permit and will examine two plans at its meeting today. The planners will meet at noon at City Hall Council Chambers, 612 N. Main St. The meeting is open to the public. The commission will hear: * A request by Mike and Michelle Ommen for a variance to extend a porch at 507 South Dobson. * An application by Sue Callies for a conditional use permit to operate a day care center in her home, 1400 North Duff. * A plan by Dakota Sunset, 1524 W.
The Mitchell school board will hold a public hearing today to discuss 2011-12 K-14 budgets. The board will meet at Room 116 of Mitchell Technical Institute's north campus at 5 p.m.
The Mitchell Regional Ambulance responded Wednesday to a medical call of a man who fell down an elevator shaft. Mitchell Fire Chief Paul Morris confirmed the ambulance crew was able to get the man out of the shaft and transport him to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. No other information was immediately provided by authorities.
A Lower Brule man pleaded not guilty this month to domestic assault by a habitual offender and assault with a dangerous weapon. Charles Allen Grey Owl, aka Raymond Keith Grey Owl, 42, entered the not guilty plea Monday in federal court. He was indicted on the charges by a federal grand jury on July 19. Grey Owl allegedly assaulted a victim on April 9 in Fort Thompson. The indictment also alleges Grey Owl had previous convictions for assault against a spouse and intimate partner. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison on each count.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty in federal court to child abuse for driving while intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle. Carla J. Big Eagle, 42, was originally indicted in November 2010 on four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. The current charge stems from an incident in May 2008 when Big Eagle drove a vehicle with a minor inside. At the time she was driving, Big Eagle had a blood alcohol level of 0.211. The legal driving limit in South Dakota is 0.08. She pleaded guilty to child abuse Wednesday in federal court in Pierre. A presentence investigation was ordered.
At least 18 vehicles had tires slashed sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in the downtown Mitchell area. Sgt.