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SIOUX FALLS — Police say speed was a factor in a crash that killed a University of Sioux Falls student athlete and seriously injured another. Courtney Beane, a junior wide receiver on the football team from Oakland, California, was killed in the crash Sunday morning in Sioux Falls. Junior defensive end Jared Brito, from Covina, California, was seriously injured. Head football coach Jon Anderson says team members are distraught and are praying for Jared's recovery.
The Davison County Commission will visit with Auditor Susan Kiepke about combining precincts for the June primary election during the regular 9 a.m. meeting. The commission will meet Tuesday at the North Offices Building at 1420 N. Main St. The commission's agenda is as follows: • 9 a.m.: Call the meeting to order; conduct the Pledge of Allegiance; consider approving minutes from previous meeting and hear citizen input and board reports. • 9:15 a.m.: Meet with Director of Equalization Kathy Goetsch to review Board of Equalization process.
CORSICA — John Deere dealership Noteboom Implement will merge its nine locations across South Dakota and Iowa with Gettysburg-based C&B Operations.
Mitchell police are looking for the owner of a German Shepherd involved in a dog bite earlier today. An alert from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety says the dog is in custody following the bite, which occurred on the 200 block of West Second Avenue in Mitchell. "If you know the owner, please call police at 995-8400," the alert says. No other information, including the status of the person who was bitten, is immediately available.
CHAMBERLAIN — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Chamberlain woman charged with multiple felonies, including cruelty to a minor and fentanyl possession. Twenty-five-year-old Talyn Douville pleaded not guilty last week to the charges that stem from a January search warrant execution, during which police found opioids, liquid fentanyl and hydrocodone in her home, according to court documents.
A Mount Vernon man who was charged with raping a 7-year-old boy will be sentenced in May following a plea deal. Tyler Dobras, 27, was originally charged with first-degree rape, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, after he was arrested for sexually assaulting a young boy with the promise of giving the boy a video game. Instead, Dobras recently pleaded guilty to sexual contact with a child under 16, a Class 3 felony. The lesser charge has a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
The look of the Mitchell School Board won't change, as two members whose seats were up for grabs turned in the only two nominating petitions. Lacey Musick and Neil Putnam, both current board members, were the only two to file nominating petitions for the two seats on the five-person board, so there won't be an election this year and the duo will retain their positions, according to Superintendent Joe Graves. Petitions were due no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, but Musick and Putnam turned theirs in nearly two weeks early.
Two Sioux Falls residents were charged with forgery in Davison County for allegedly cashing two checks worth $500 at Mitchell's Walgreens. According to court documents, 27-year-old Kayla Potratz forged two checks belonging to Sioux Falls residents, worth $97.97 and $402.67, then passed them at Walgreens on Jan. 14, 2017. Lavarr Bates, 39, is accused of aiding the forgery.
A Wisconsin man was arrested in Hanson County for marijuana and THC possession following a traffic stop for speeding. On March 26, officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle observed to be speeding on Interstate 90 in Hanson County, according to court documents. While issuing a warning for the speeding violation, the officer observed the driver, James Grantlin, 27, acting nervous, and asked if there were illegal drugs in the vehicle.
WAGNER — A woman was arrested recently for allegedly kidnapping a 9-month-old child from a Wagner residence. On March 23, Wagner police officers received a report of an intoxicated woman refusing to leave a residence. After the homeowner called police to have the woman, 34-year-old Jennifer Johnson removed, Johnson picked up a 9-month-old and ran away, according to court documents. In cold and rainy weather, Johnson allegedly continued fleeing on foot with the child until police located her seven minutes later.