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WOONSOCKET -- John Schmidt, Woonsocket, was awarded the Carl Ackley Award for "Best in the World," in live sculpting at the 2013 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships recently in Springfield, Ill. His entry, the form of a raccoon trying to enter a wood duck house, was based on an armature made from real bones of a raccoon, and sculpted in detail within a 22-hour time limit during the competition.
A 29-year-old Mitchell man was arrested May 19 for allegedly grabbing his wife by the throat and then putting her in a headlock at their residence. Jason Lee Martin, also known as Jason Sloan, is charged with aggravated assault, a felony with a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to court documents, a Mitchell police officer was dispatched to a residence at 713 W. Norway Ave.
LOWER BRULE -- A 41-year-old Lower Brule woman accused of attacking a man with a knife earlier this month has pleaded not guilty. Monica Quilt was indicted by a federal grand jury May 15 with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. On Friday, Quilt appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Quilt, if convicted, faces a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge. Quilt has been remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not yet been set.
A man is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly punching another man multiple times early in the morning May 19 at a motel room in Mitchell. Larin Taylor Hannel, 29, of Mitchell, was arrested after police were called to the Budget Inn, at 1518 W. Havens Ave., around 3:19 a.m. May 19. According to court documents, Hannel struck the victim multiple times with a closed fist after the victim made a sexual advance toward him in the motel room. The victim was taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital for initial treatment and later flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Police used a stun gun to subdue a Madison man who allegedly resisted arrest shortly before 6 a.m. May 17 outside the Corn Palace Motel in Mitchell. Danny Lee Dixon, 47, is charged with resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement, both misdemeanors with a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. According to court documents, officers were dispatched around 5:56 a.m.
PIERRE -- South Dakota's Highway Patrol is using the Memorial Day travel weekend to kick off "Obey the Sign and Avoid the Fine," a summer-long safe-travel campaign. The campaign is an initiative to reduce highway crashes and increase safety on South Dakota's roadways, says Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol.
WASHINGTON -- Top federal officials have reached an agreement to reduce a backlog of Veterans Affairs claims, according to Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Sen. Barbara A.
Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Regular summer office hours of 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m. will resume Tuesday. The James Valley Community Center will be closed Monday and will reopen Tuesday.
A man is accused of embezzling more than $1,000 in gasoline while employed as a highway maintenance worker at the South Dakota Department of Transportation office in Mitchell. Gary Lee Trabing, 60, of Mitchell, was arrested Thursday on one count of grand theft, a felony with a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, according to a Mitchell Police Division news release. Trabing allegedly embezzled more than $1,000 in gasoline for use in his personal vehicles from the DOT office in Mitchell, the release says. Trabing was arrested, the release says, after the M
The Mitchell Police Division is seeking information on three vehicles vandalized recently in the city. Between 10 p.m. May 17 and 9:30 a.m. May 18, three vehicles parked in a parking lot in the 1300 block of South Ohlman Street and in the 1300 block of West Birch Street had their door mirrors vandalized.