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FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to kidnapping and strangling a woman. Chadwick Harrison, 21, is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and faces trial for allegedly having "willfully and knowingly seized, confined, inveigled, decoyed, kidnapped, abducted and carried away his dating partner against her will." Harrison is also believed to have strangled and suffocated his victim in February.
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags be flown at half-staff on the morning of Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, in observance of fallen military service members. President Donald Trump has proclaimed Memorial Day as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace and has called on governors of the United States to request flags at half-staff from 8 a.m. until noon and then at full-staff from noon until sunset.
Who let the cow out? A cow wandering around Thursday night in Mitchell city limits was finally lured home with a bucket of corn. The Mitchell Police Division responded to southeastern Mitchell, near Hitchcock Park, to multiple reports of a cow on the loose. The initial caller said the cow was walking into a shop on the 900 block of East Birch Avenue. The cow walked around Hitchcock Park and through residential areas. After officials spent nearly two hours of trying to determine whose cow it was, the owner finally arrived to lure the animal home.
SANBORN COUNTY — A one-vehicle rollover resulted in minor injuries Thursday morning, according to authorities. The Sanborn County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash scene at about 8 a.m., in which a vehicle was traveling east on 241st Street when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Authorities declined to provide names of those involved and did not give an exact location of the crash.
TABOR — Two people sustained minor injuries in a Wednesday afternoon crash near Tabor. A 23-year-old male, from Tyndall, was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 50, at the intersection with Bon Homme County Road 427. The male, driving a 2007 Dodge Charger, was hit by 16-year-old Jordan Walter who was traveling south on Bon Homme County Road 427 and stopped at the intersection but failed to yield to oncoming traffic, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for May 18 through May 24. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Chamberlain: William Faye Brown, Chapter 7. • Ellsworth AFB: William Robert Johnson, Chapter 7.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Plankinton FIRE DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE NEW BREATHING APPARATUSES: Plankinton and White Lake Fire departments will breathe easier with 16 new self-contained breathing apparatuses. The White Lake department received six, while Plankinton received 10, purchased with a $113,638 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant. The departments will use the equipment in emergency situations where breathing poses a danger, such as fires, carbon monoxide responses and other hazmat situations.
Alexandria: A program will begin at 10 a.m. in the multipurpose room at the Hanson School with guest speaker Jim Huls, Chairman of the Board of the South Dakota American Legion. Taps and the presentation of the flags will follow the program at Green Hill and St. Mary of Mercy Cemeteries.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man convicted of killing another man outside of a casino in the city last year has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-two-year-old Jared Stone was charged in the shooting death of 28-year-old Baptiste White Eyes April 22, 2016, following a fist fight. Stone became the subject of a multistate manhunt and was arrested five days later in Wyoming.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man accused of killing a man with a bayonet has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Twenty-seven-year-old Joseph Rich was accused of stabbing to death 21-year-old Juan Legarda Jr. on New Year's Day and using the bayonet attached to a gun to attack two other men. The Rapid City Journal reports that Rich pleaded guilty on Thursday. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced July 10.