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MOUNT VERNON — Local authorities continue to contemplate whether to file official charges against a man involved in a two-day standoff last month in Mount Vernon. On Aug. 22, a man who authorities have not named was taken into custody after surrendering peacefully to police. At the time of the man's arrest, Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink said possible charges against the man include reckless discharge of a firearm and simple domestic assault. But on Wednesday, Brink said charges are still pending and no official charges have been filed.
OACOMA — Chamberlain police officers were not hurt after pinning an uncontrolled vehicle between two patrol cars on Wednesday. According to Chamberlain Police Chief Joe Hutmacher, a 68-year-old Pierre man with a medical issue slowly struck several vehicles, including Hutmacher's 2008 Ford F150. "Apparently he didn't have any control over what he was doing," Hutmacher said.
PLANKINTON — A Plankinton man pled guilty on Wednesday to first-degree rape. Robert Will, 35, pled guilty to the Class 2 felony, according to a press release from the Attorney General's Office. If convicted, Will faces a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment and a $50,000 fine. Will also pled guilty to one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16, which is a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years imprisonment and a $30,000 fine. A sentencing date has been set for late November.
Mitchell police are searching for a man who allegedly stole four firearms on Aug. 20. On Wednesday, the Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers released its Crime of the Week, in which a man believed to be 45 to 50 years old stole a 1992 Winchester .218 covered in leather, a 1994 lever-action Winchester .22 rifle, a 1999 Savage .250 and a bolt-action rifle at approximately 8 p.m. on Aug. 20. According to the Crime of the Week, the suspect stole the firearms at a residence on the 300 block of South Isadore Street.
A portion of Norway Avenue will be closed from Burr Street to the west service road beginning Thursday morning. According to the city of Mitchell, the roadway will be closed for approximately two weeks. A detour to to Kay Street and onto the service road will be provided.
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A Mitchell woman has been named to the Make-A-Wish South Dakota board of directors. On Tuesday, Trish Delaney, a retired Mitchell resident, was announced as a board member for the 2017-18 term. Other new board members include Ed Bloom, Sioux Falls, Brad Derby, Rapid City, Chris Halverson, Sioux Falls, Rae Morlan, Sioux Falls and Ross Reitsma, Sioux Falls. Other board members are Jim Berman, Sioux Falls, Bomb Compton, Aberdeen, Courtney Ehlers, Sioux Falls, Doug Ekeren, Yankton, Joe Entenman, Sioux Falls and Kimmy Hart, Sioux Falls.
An attorney representing the city of Mitchell denied all allegations in an unjustified death lawsuit against former Mitchell police officer Russell Stevenson, Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg and the city itself. According to court documents filed this week, the city and a representatives for the mother of a man killed by Stevenson will meet to discuss “the nature of their claims and defenses and the possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution to the case.”
No one was injured following a report of smoke on Tuesday at Mitchell's Edgerton Apartments. The Mitchell Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from one of the ground floor apartments at approximately 9 a.m. to the complex located at 1111 S. Edgerton St. According to the building's property manager, a tenant had left the oven on self-cleaning mode while using the dishwasher and leaving the back stove burner on, creating smoke in the apartment. Shortly after their arrival, Mitchell firefighters cleared the smoke at the scene.
DELMONT — A Delmont man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly choking his long-term girlfriend during an argument at their home. A Douglas County deputy was called to the residence of Kenneth Rosewall, 37, for a domestic dispute. Law enforcement spoke with the victim who said "there had been an argument between her and Rosewall and he held her down around the throat." According to court documents, Rosewall denied choking the victim when questioned by law enforcement,