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A woman was arrested in Jerauld County after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Mitchell. Skyla Laroche, 25, of Rapid City, allegedly stole a 1999 GMC Yukon that had an attached trailer. The vehicle and trailer belong to Deb Townsend, of Mitchell, and was taken sometime before 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 in Mitchell, according to court documents. At about 7:50 p.m., Laroche was arrested for DUI in Wessington Springs by a Jerauld County deputy, who transported Laroche back to Mitchell, court documents state. Laroche told police she and a man named "Ted" took the car.
The first alleged murder trial in Davison County since 2006 began Monday with the beginning of the jury selection. Through this process, attorneys will select jury members to review the case of State of South Dakota v. Donald George McDougal. This process will narrow down a wide field of potential jurors to select ones who are unbiased and fit to serve in the jury. The process is expected to run through Tuesday. There will be no court on Wednesday in recognition of Veterans Day. The trial's opening remarks are expected to begin Thursday.
Leah Rasmussen and Ryan Buse announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Paul and Laura Rasmussen, Mitchell; and Jeff and Jane Buse, Sioux Falls. Leah is a 2010 graduate of Mitchell Christian High School and a 2014 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. She is in her second year at the Sanford School of Medicine. Ryan is a 2009 graduate of Brandon Valley High School and a 2013 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. He is a third year student at Sanford School of Medicine. A Nov. 28 wedding is planned.
TRIPP — Glendora Zeitner, Tripp, will celebrate her 86th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the First American Lutheran Church, Tripp. The event is hosted by her family, and she requests no gifts.
PLANKINTON — Joe and Ginny Kelty will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 12. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 24272 385th Ave., Plankinton, S.D., 57368.
KIMBALL — Ethel Miller, Kimball, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Kimball Senior Center, Kimball. Her birthday is Nov. 16. The event is hosted by her family. Greetings may be sent to 420 W. First St., Kimball, S.D., 57355.
South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that resulted in two Charles Mix County deputies being injured last week. According to the Wagner Police Department, Charles Mix County Deputy Tim Simmermon and Deputy Neal Moad were injured after crashing their vehicles in a pursuit around 9:30 p.m.
The Davison County Commission will continue its months-long discussion on the Davison County Jail showers at Tuesday's regular meeting. The commission will discuss the showers with Puetz Corporation Architect Herm Harms at its 9 a.m. meeting at the Davison County North Officers at 1420 N.
PRESHO—A man was taken into custody after allegedly failing to stop for law enforcement on Friday afternoon and leading them on a pursuit. The individual, whose name is not being released, failed to stop for a Highway Patrol officer on Interstate 90, traveling westbound near mile marker 224 in Presho, at about 1:12 p.m., according to Tony Mangan, public information officer with the Department of Public Safety.
Two Charles Mix County deputies were injured in a pursuit Friday, authorities said. According to the Wagner Police Department, Deputy Tim Simmermon and Deputy Neal Moad were injured after crashing their vehicles in a pursuit. Police said Saturday Simmermon has been released from the hospital with minor injuries, but Moad was airlifted to Sioux Falls with a fractured neck, fractured back, broken finger and wrist. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers from the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office," the department said in a Facebook post. No other information is immediately available