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FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man was given 30 months in custody for a federal count of failing to register as a sex offender. Kyle Marks, 32, was sentenced to 2½ years in custody Tuesday, with five years of supervised release, for failing to register as a sex offender between Sept. 1 and Oct. 12, according to the United States Attorney's Office. Marks, who has previously been convicted of a sex crime in federal court, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 9 and pleaded guilty on Dec. 20, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Woonsocket ST. WILFRID CHURCH HOSTS FIRST PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN FIVE YEARS: The St. Wilfrid Catholic Church reached a major milestone in February, serving its first pancake breakfast in five years from the church's recently renovated basement. The breakfast celebrated the completion of a five-year project to renovate the church basement, which included new support pillars, new flooring, kitchen, handicap accessible bathrooms and an addition of four classrooms.
A three-vehicle crash Friday totaled two vehicles and sent one person to the hospital, according to officials. At about 8:24 a.m., a 2001 Ford F-150 traveling south on the 200 block of South Burr Street in Mitchell stopped for a jogger passing through a crosswalk. Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch said another vehicle, a 2007 GMC Denali stopped behind the Ford, but a third vehicle, a 2003 Ford F-150, wasn't able to stop in time and rear-ended the Denali, which then collided into the first F-150.
A Mitchell woman was arrested this week and charged with possessing at least four firearms stolen from Sanborn County. Alura Richey, 21, was charged with possession of stolen property and illegal possession of firearms Sunday after admitting to having at least four stolen guns from Sanborn County, court documents state.
Two petitions have been taken out for the open seat on the Mitchell Board of Education. One open seat will be available for the five-member board when Matthew Christiansen's term expires this summer. And so far, two people have started gathering signatures to run since petitions officially became available to the public Wednesday. The first to take out a petition was Christiansen, and the second was Renae Gades, according Steve Culhane, the Mitchell School District's business manager.
SCOTLAND — A portion of Highway 25 near Scotland has been closed due to an overturned truck carrying hazardous materials. On Monday afternoon, a truck carrying hazardous materials went off the road and overturned, according to Kristi Sandal, the communications manager for the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Due to the incident, Highway 25 was closed from Scotland south to Highway 46
A Mitchell woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot. At 2:41 p.m., a 25-year-old Mitchell woman driving a 2016 Ford Fusion was struck by a 22-year-old Huron woman driving a 2006 Chevy Equinox at the northwest entrance of the Walmart parking lot. The driver of the Equinox failed to stop at a stop sign and collided into the Fusion, according to Nick Jongeling, an officer with the Mitchell Police Division. Jongeling declined to provide names for the two women involved in the crash.
MCCOOK COUNTY — One person was arrested and a warrant was issued for another after law enforcement allegedly found drugs in a vehicle and the driver fled the scene. Rachelle Liesinger, 26, of Bridgewater, was arrested Feb. 10, and a warrant was issued for David Clark, 37, of Bridgewater, after Clark ran from a vehicle in which a McCook County deputy found amphetamine during a traffic stop, court documents state.
BRULE COUNTY — Three men were arrested earlier this month when they were found in possession of drugs in a vehicle and the driver attempted to avoid being arrested, court documents say. Winston Houseman, 22, of Wagner; Frank Fischer, 30, of Sioux Falls; and Edward Antelope, 38, of Sioux Falls, were arrested Feb. 5 on drug charges. The arrest came after law enforcement allegedly found marijuana and other drugs in their vehicle.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Dec. 5 through Dec. 19. • Marlene Alcantar, 37, Parmelee; speeding on interstate highway; $39 fine; $66 costs; no driver's license; $54 fine; $66 costs. • Layton Merle Schimke, 26, Wessington Springs; speeding on a state highway; $19 fine; $66 costs. • Colt Arthur James Nelson, 19, Mitchell; driving with suspended (not revoked) license; $204 fine; $66 costs; seat belt violation, $25 fine. • Matthew G. Watkins, 26, New Haven, Conn., speeding on interstate highway; $59 fine; $66 costs.