Daily Republic News
- Member for
- 4 years 2 months
PIERRE — A Dallas man pleaded guilty to making a threatening phone call to a nurse in which he threatened to blow up a Veterans Affairs building. Martin Rezac, 51, entered his guilty plea Tuesday in federal court, admitting to calling and threatening to kill or injure a registered nurse at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls and threatening to destroy a building on the VA's Sioux Falls campus, court documents state.
Here are five stories to know headed into Thursday: 1. Have you ran over the new speed-bump crosswalk in front of the Corn Palace? 2. The Mitchell Legion baseball team was 'in attack mode' in an 11-2 win over Sioux Falls West.
One deputy who went "above and beyond" while on the job was honored this week. Davison County Deputy Darin Moke was awarded the Life Savers Award Tuesday by Sheriff Steve Brink after an incident that took place last April. On April 17, Moke responded to a 19-year-old male who was choking. Moke, being closest to the scene, arrived and started to perform the Heimlich Maneuver to dislodge the item in the man's throat.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Glen Eng during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Ruth Eggert, 29, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to third-offense DUI on Dec. 14. Eggert was previously convicted of DUI for incidents on Nov. 5, 2009, and May 18, 2012, in Davison County. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine, and her license will be revoked for at least one year. Sentencing was scheduled for July so she may apply for Drug Court.
CHAMBERLAIN — A suspect in a fentanyl distribution case received drugs through the mail, authorities said, and has been charged with conspiracy in federal court. Trevor Harden, 19, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance after investigators intercepted a package containing 20,000 fentanyl pills at the Chamberlain post office, court documents state.
An Alexandria woman sustained a cut to the head and possibly other injuries following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Mitchell. Sheryl Hartman, 72, was driving eastbound on Seventh Avenue at approximately 11:05 a.m. when her 2014 Ford Escape was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 66-year-old Roger Anderson, of Park Rapids, Minnesota. According to the Mitchell Police Division, Anderson was not injured in the crash.
KIMBALL — A 68-year-old man involved in a two-vehicle crash Saturday and was later airlifted to Sioux Falls for medical treatment has been identified. Thomas Geppert, 68, Kimball, was the driver of a 2015 Chevrolet K2500 HD Silverado that collided with a 2010 Dodge Journey, about one mile south of Kimball. Courtney Crow, 27, of Mitchell, was driving a 2010 Dodge Journey on the wrong side of the road at the intersection of 252nd Street and 362nd Avenue, and struck Geppert's oncoming pickup, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell is holding registration for its annual summer program, which begins Monday. The program is set up as three separate weeks under the theme, "Across This Nation, " featuring the history of the country and focusing on South Dakota. Cost to attend is $15 per child per week, or register for all three weeks and the total cost is $60 per child.
KENNEBEC — A 20-year-old Kennebec woman suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries when the vehicle she was driving rolled Tuesday afternoon two miles north of Kennebec. Jessica Hawkins was transported by ambulance to a Chamberlain hospital and was later airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after she lost control of her vehicle, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Here are five stories you need to know Wednesday: 1. A change could come to how South Dakotans buy their license plates , but county treasurers are against the plan. 2. A Wagner family has been displaced after fireworks ignited a house fire.