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WAGNER — A Wagner man was arrested following a brief vehicle chase with law enforcement in which he allegedly attempted to ram a patrol car. Patrick McBride, 52, was detained by Wagner police Sunday after he swerved toward a patrol vehicle in an attempt to get back onto tribal land, authorities said. At about 4 p.m., a Wagner officer on South Main Avenue saw Jolynn McBride, 50, of Wagner, who was wanted on a warrant for a 24/7 violation, in the back seat of a vehicle driven by Patrick McBride coming from South Housing on tribal land.
TRIPP— A male juvenile driving a four-wheeler lost control after hitting a clump of dirt and rolled Monday morning near Tripp. The juvenile was transported to Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston, according to Jim Zeeb, Hutchinson County sheriff. The person's name was not provided because he is a juvenile. The juvenile was driving northbound on 410th Avenue, which is a gravel road, when he hit a clump of dirt, Zeeb said.
WAGNER — Law enforcement is seeking information regarding a stolen vehicle that was found burning near the airport in Wagner. At about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Wagner police officers responded to a call of a vehicle fire on 298th Street, north of the Wagner Municipal Airport, according to officials from the Wagner Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office. At the scene, Officer Brian McGuire, also a member of the fire department, used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze, but the vehicle's interior was destroyed, said Wagner Police Officer DesaRae' Gravatt.
PIERRE — A man who was involved in a car chase and shootout with law enforcement near Fairfax pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for assault and using methamphetamine. Nicholas Speckmeier, 30, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aggravated assault and one count of ingestion of methamphetamine, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office, stemming from an early morning incident on Aug. 22 when he led three Gregory County deputies on a 50-minute, high-speed chase and fired pistol rounds at them from the window.
CANISTOTA — A Spencer man was charged with selling marijuana to three minors. Dallas Vanwoert, 18, was arrested on June 11 and charged with three counts of distributing marijuana to a minor after law enforcement allegedly found three girls in possession of marijuana on June 5 near Lake Vermillion, about 5 miles east of Canistota, court documents state. Law enforcement questioned Vanwoert, who allegedly admitted to selling marijuana to one girl for $5, to another for $40 and providing marijuana for no cost to the third girl.
LAKE ANDES — A Nebraska man was charged with using drugs near Pease Creek in Charles Mix County and possessing too many smallmouth bass. Jason Hamilton, 34, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, was arrested by a wildlife conservation officer on May 20 after the officer allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana and eight smallmouth bass in his vehicle.
TRIPP — Firefighters extinguished a porch fire Saturday on First Street in Tripp. About 12 Tripp firefighters traveled to the fire at about 2:15 p.m. at 201 W. First St., where they found a corner post of a porch burning, a fire official said. The fire was extinguished in about two minutes. There were no injuries, and the cost of the damage is estimated to be below $50. No cause was determined, and officials are not investigating the incident.
GREGORY — Authorities say drugs and alcohol were found at the scene of an accidental shooting last week. Bryon John Lewis Watts, 24, faces six criminal charges following an incident in which he allegedly shot and injured Zachary Dostal with a .22 caliber pistol last week, leaving Dostal in stable condition but having suffered a punctured lung. Court documents do not indicate if Watts was high on drugs when he allegedly shot Dostal, but Watts tested positive for opiates and marijuana following the incident.
WAGNER — A Wagner man was detained by police after allegedly leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase that ended in a crash while under the influence of methamphetamine. Trent Greger, who authorities say is "about 30" years old, fled from two Wagner police officers Sunday morning for about 30 miles in a Dodge pickup until the vehicle left the roadway and rolled onto its roof, according to Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen. Speeds of the chase were not immediately available.
The Mitchell City Council will hear an update of two of the city's major projects at a special work session Monday night. Mitchell residents and the eight-person council will have the chance to hear from MSH Architects and Counsilman-Hunsaker regarding the voter-approved $8.085 million indoor aquatic facility, which was passed in a slim 54-46 percent margin last December. The update will be included in Monday night's work session, which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Mitchell.