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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and sentences • Rachael Riggs, 31, of Ethan, pleaded guilty to second-offense driving under the influence. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended and recieved credit for one day served. Her driving license was also revoked for one year with an exception for a work permit and to transport her child to school and activities.
PLANKINTON — An Aurora County man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for attempted first-degree rape. Thirty-five-year-old Robert Will, of Plankinton, was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16, but he will serve the two sentences concurrently. Will pled guilty on Sept. 13. The sentence was announced by state Attorney General Marty Jackley and Aurora County State's Attorney John Steele. The case was investigated by the Aurora County Sheriff's Office.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Oct. 23 and Nov. 6: • Cole Alan Gustafson, 23, Mitchell; fail to maintain financial responsibility: suspended imposition of sentence; $134 fine; $66 costs; following too closely, $54 fine; $66 costs. 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: pay fines and costs and fees for both counts; have no like offenses; obey all laws.
A Mitchell man was arrested for allegedly breaking the window of his ex-girlfriend's house and resisting arrest. Riley Tischler, 28, was charged on Nov. 13 with second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled schedule I or II substance, obstructing law enforcement and domestic abuse simple assault. A status hearing is scheduled for Dec. 14.
Here's five stories to know heading into Wednesday: 1. A former S.D. Highway Patrol trooper who stole thousands in confiscated money was denied a reduction in sentence Tuesday. 2. The suspect in a Freeman home fire allegedly admitted she destroyed the home out of anger.
Here are five stories to know headed into Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. 1. The Mitchell City Council again tabeled a decision to name the Corn Palace floor after longtime Mitchell basketball coach Gary Munsen. 2. A Dakota Wesleyan student and business owner has donated a portion of sales to combat homelessness.
Mitchell High School students Thea Patrick and Madison Hetland are at it again. The duo took second place overall in the varsity public forum during the 26th Annual George McGovern Forensic Invitational this past weekend, according to Jeff Sand, MHS speech and debate coach. Mitchell was one of 27 teams competing in the weekend tournament. Patrick and Hetland also took third and fourth place in original oratory during Friday's events. Patrick also took fourth place in informative speaking while Hetland took fourth in domestic extemporaneous.
LESTERVILLE — A Freeman man has been identified as the victim of Friday crash north of Lesterville. Carlos Ramirez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene on Friday morning after the vehicle he was a passenger in rolled. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Michael Dossett of Rapid City, sustained life threatening injuries.
MONTROSE — A Garretson woman has been identified as the victim of a Friday morning crash north of Montrose. Therasa Anderson, 41, was traveling east on 248th Street, six miles north of Montrose, at 5:31 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The 2003 Dodge Caravan Anderson was driving entered the ditch, rolled and started on fire.
Here's what you need to know heading into Monday: 1. The Mitchell High School volleyball team's season came to an end this weekend, claiming seventh place in the state volleyball tournament. 2. "Gary Munsen Court" is back on the Mitchell City Council agenda, and will be discussed during the regular 6 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.