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CHAMBERLAIN — A former highway patrolman was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing nearly $70,000 in evidence money. Brian Biehl, 48, of Platte, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for taking $69,668 in money confiscated during drug searches while he was employed as a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office.
DANTE — One man died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night near Dante. A 34-year-old male — whose name is not being released pending notification of family members — was driving southbound on 400th Avenue, approximately one mile south of Dante, when his vehicle left the roadway. The 1999 Ford F250 pickup went into the east ditch and rolled, ejecting him from the vehicle at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The man was the lone occupant involved in the crash.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Tim Bjorkman during a circuit court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Sentencings • Amber Lautt, 25, of Plankinton, was sentenced to two concurrent four-year prison terms for possession of methamphetamine and aiding, abetting or advising third-degree burglary, suspended to 90 days in jail with credit for 64 days served, and was placed on probation for three years.
Windows were broken in two vehicles Wednesday night in Mitchell, and police have yet to make an arrest. Police are seeking suspects in an act of vandalism that broke windows in at least two vehicles, a sedan and an SUV, that were parked on the same street in east Mitchell, Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch said. The incident is believed to have occurred after 7 p.m. One window was broken in each vehicle, initially valued at $100 each, but nothing was taken or left behind, Reinesch said.
CHAMBERLAIN — Four juveniles suffered minor injuries after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Fort Thompson and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase. A 13-year-old girl, driving a 2006 Chevrolet SUV, allegedly eluded police until the vehicle vaulted off an exit ramp, causing minor injuries for herself, a 14-year-old girl and two 10-year-old male passengers, according to Chamberlain Police Chief Joe Hutmacher.
WINNER — People looking for sporting goods will soon be able to run to Winner. Runnings — a family owned general merchandise retailer headquartered in Marshall, Minnesota — announced Tuesday it has begun work on a new store in the town. Located at 326 S. U.S. Highway 18, the building will span 60,000 square feet, more than four times larger than the current store located at 1900 U.S. Highway 18, and will hire an additional 15 to 20 employees. Runnings is expected to open early this fall.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes man was sentenced to home confinement by a federal judge for possessing firearms as a felon. Michael Thompson, 44, was sentenced Monday by a U.S. district judge to six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release for possessing firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
PICKSTOWN — A Lower Brule man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years by a federal judge for intending to distribute methamphetamine. Dru Peterson, 29, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in custody by a federal judge for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 2 and Jan. 16, 2017. • Wade Joseph Brozik, 33, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways; $39 fine; $66 costs. • Ty John Hamar, 24, Mitchell; overdriving road conditions, $54 fine; $66 costs. • Brent J. Bollinger, 42, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $39 fine; $66 costs. • Jake Michael Jarman, 16, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $99 fine; $66 costs. • Zachary Michael Mohr, 16, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $99 fine; $66 costs.
Mitchell residents can enjoy a night full of music, dance and a good meal with the annual show choir dinner theater. With a theme of "A Night in Paris," dinner theater ticket holders will be entertained with performances by Friend de Coup, Mitchell Middle School show choirs Maximum Velocity and Exclamation, John Paul II Elementary's Joyful Noise and the Mitchell Area Children's Choir.