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Marcella Boggs, Mitchell, will celebrate her 94th birthday today. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 200 E. 15th Ave., Apt. 117, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
A local dentist has voluntarily agreed to refrain from practicing until the state board of dentistry rules she can re-enter the workforce. Dr.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Hollie Gramling, 31, of Parkston, denied she violated bond by allegedly using marijuana; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a hearing for August and denied a bond modification request; Gramling remains in jail. • Brenan Roach, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA); jury trial scheduled for December. • Dennis Bollack, 50, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to fifth-offense drunk
A woman who was allegedly driving drunk during a crash that killed a teenage boy has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her. Karla Martinez, 22, of Mitchell, entered her plea during court Tuesday morning at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. She is charged with third-offense drunken driving, vehicular homicide, furnishing alcohol to a person under 18, driving with a suspended license, possessing an open container of alcohol and failure to use a seat belt. Following a crash on June 25, Lenard Boyer, 14, of Mitchell, died at 3:20 p.m.
A trailer is salvageable following a fire in the Mitchell Menards parking lot Monday afternoon. According to Mitchell Fire Capt. Ben Vanden Hoek, the fire was caused by mechanical failure. The enclosed trailer was licensed with plates from Nebraska and, according to Vanden Hoek, appeared to have been modified. While on the road, the floor fell through and proceeded to rub against the tires.
A Colorado woman was arrested earlier this month for possession of a controlled substance. Amanda Belcourt, 21, of Greeley, Colo., is charged for possession of cocaine after the vehicle she was riding in on July 9 was pulled over for speeding, according to court documents. After a drug dog indicated the vehicle contained illegal drugs, a law enforcement officer found cocaine and marijuana in a bag, which Belcourt said was hers, according to court documents. Possession of cocaine carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A convicted sex offender failed to register his new address earlier this month. Gerald Young, 68, was living in a hotel room at 902 S. Burr St. in Mitchell and moved to another room in the same hotel, according to court documents. By state law, convicted sex offenders are required to register a new address within three days of moving. Young admitted to law enforcement he failed to do that, court documents state. Failure to register carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
A Mitchell man was arrested for third-offense drunken driving earlier this month. Salomon Brownotter, 38, drove away from a local gas station on July 8 and law enforcement knew he didn't have a valid driver's license, according to court documents. An officer located Brownotter's vehicle and pulled him over. Brownotter said he consumed several beers that evening. Court documents state his blood alcohol content was 0.267. The legal driving limit in South Dakota is 0.08. Third-offense drunken driving carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
CHAMBERLAIN — While officials were working the scene of one motorcycle crash Sunday on Interstate 90 in Brule County, another motorcycle crash occurred while traffic was backed up. A total of three people were injured in the two separate crashes, which were about one mile apart. At approximately 3:21 p.m.