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A Sioux Falls woman was arrested in Mitchell for possessing meth and attempting to lead police on a foot pursuit. On Jan. 30, Mitchell police responded to North Wisconsin Street for a report of a female attempting to break a window, according to court documents. Upon officers' arrival, the woman, 51-year-old Candace Fredericks, began walking toward a house and she allegedly began running when police told her to stop. Police caught Fredericks after "a few yards," according to court documents, and found a glass cylinder in her pocket containing meth.
WINNER — Two Winner women were charged with child abuse after allegedly forcing a 10-year-old to smoke marijuana. On Feb. 4, a woman told police her 10-year-old son came home from someone else's home and said they "made him smoke marijuana." The mother bought a home-test kit and the child twice tested positive for marijuana. The child told police he was hyper while visiting Elizabeth Mansheim, so she and another occupant of the house, Natalie Dykstra, gave him weed to calm down. The juvenile explained where the weed is kept in the house and said he smoked twice.
A blast of winter weather is coming as a band of snow will cruise across eastern South Dakota today and Friday. According to the National Weather Service, snow will begin to fall late Thursday morning and throughout the day. Accumulations are forecasted between 3 and 5 inches, with snow tapering off early Friday morning around midnight. A swath from Pierre to Mitchell is expected to be heaviest in southeastern South Dakota.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know heading into Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018: 1. 'For a while, we were timid to even pick them up' — Todd Lee, of Howard, on MacHale and Maxine, his premature twins who are now happy and healthy.
A Mitchell man was arrested for drug possession after admitting to having marijuana and narcotics while reporting a separate crime. On Jan. 25, 24-year-old William Goettsch went to the Mitchell Police Department to report a crime, and while speaking to police, he told officers he had pills at his apartment that he did not have a prescription for, according to court documents. When police searched his home, they allegedly found a marijuana pipe, portable scale, marijuana and narcotics. Goettsch allegedly told police he received the narcotics in payment for marijuana.
A Montana woman was arrested for transporting cocaine and marijuana on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. On Jan. 24, a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on I-90. While the driver, Joy Vance, was looking for the vehicle's registration, he noticed a box containing a marijuana pipe. While searching the vehicle, the officer found other drug paraphernalia, a plastic bag of cocaine and a "small amount" of marijuana, according to court documents.
BRULE COUNTY — A Brule County man has been indicted by a grand jury for possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute it to a minor. Isaiah Harrison, 26, was indicted by a Brule County grand jury on Feb. 1 for possessing tramadol on Jan. 25 with intent to distribute it to a minor, a Class 4 felony, according to court documents. Class 4 felonies are punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
FORT THOMPSON — Police arrested a Fort Thompson man after he led tribal officers on both vehicle and foot pursuits. On Jan. 30, Bureau of Indian Affairs officers attempted to stop a vehicle, driven by Rodney Swinton, traveling 72 mph in a 35 mph zone. Swinton did not pull over and a pursuit ensued before it "ended on a farm," according to court documents.
WAGNER — A man who accused Wagner police officers of excessive force will not face jail time for failing to stop his vehicle at their command, according to officials. On Tuesday, Raymond Cournoyer pleaded guilty to failure to stop at the signal of a law enforcement officer, stemming from a September 2017 incident in which he did not stop a vehicle he was driving in Wagner "when given a visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop," according to court documents.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Marjorie Heidinger, 54, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, meth, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A jury trial is set for April. • William Lowe, 25, of Mitchell, failed to appear on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, meth. The court issued a $25,000 cash-only bench warrant.