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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Kristina Fisher, 37, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled schedule I or II substance. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Jan. 9.
A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Tuesday to entering a woman's home and stabbing her with a pair of scissors. Eustace Miles, 49, of Moorhead, Minnesota, pleaded guilty at the Davison County Public Safety Center to aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23. According to court documents, on July 17, 2016, Miles entered a residence on South Miller Street in Mitchell and confronted a woman while she was in the shower.
ETHAN — Three Ethan businesses were broken into early Tuesday morning and police are searching for suspects. The three businesses were not named by the Davison County Sheriff's Office due to Marsy's Law, but all three were broken into after 3 a.m., according to Deputy Greg Nelson. All three were forcibly entered from their back door, causing "significant damage" to the doors, Nelson said.
PLATTE — One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Sunday near Platte. At approximately 10:05 a.m., Robert Westendorf, a 35-year-old man from Platte, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica westbound on Seventh Street. As the Chrysler Pacifica attempted to turn south onto Wyoming Avenue, Westendorf became distracted and collided head on with a 2014 Toyota Tundra, driven by a 53-year-old woman, driving northbound, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Mitchell police are searching for a man who they say assaulted a woman and attempted to steal her car Tuesday morning in Mitchell. Described as being “a skinny Native American” male, approximately 20 years old, 5-foot-5-inches tall, with short dark hair, the suspect attempted to pull the woman from the car that was parked on the 700 block of North Iowa Street. Police say the man has acne scars on his cheeks, does not have facial hair and was wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans.
Authorities in Mitchell are searching for suspects who allegedly stole more than $1,000 from a local business. According to a Nixle alert released Monday, one or more people forcibly entered a business on Nov. 17 at the 1300 block of West Havens Avenue and allegedly took more than $1,000 in cash from the business. A white, four-door vehicle was seen in the area at the time of the alleged burglary.
Here are five stories to know headed into Monday, Nov. 27, 2017: 1. A 40-year-old Wessington Springs woman sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries Sunday night in a crash on Interstate 90. 2. If recent history is an indicator, the Mitchell High School gymnastics team will be successful yet again this year.
MOUNT VERNON — One person sustained serious non-life threatening injuries in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday near Mount Vernon. At approximately 7:32 p.m., Jayme Schmidt, a 40-year-old woman from Wessington Springs, was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango westbound on Interstate 90, two miles west of Mount Vernon, when the left rear tire on the vehicle blew out.
For much of the Davison County Commission's upcoming meeting, the public will be asked to wait outside. The five-person board will host three closed-door executive sessions at its 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting in Mitchell, two of which will be focused on personnel and another for union negotiations. The commission will meet at the Davison County North Offices building at 1420 N. Main St. Agenda items
The South Dakota Supreme Court last week upheld part of a circuit court decision regarding a Fairfax resident claiming deceit, fraud and undue influence from AutoTrac Inc. Varner Beals, a 83-year-old resident of Fairfax, brought the case to the Supreme Court, asking to review a circuit court decision which found in favor of AutoTrac Inc. Beals claimed AutoTrac Inc. deceived and frauded him of money regarding an agreement to fund the manufacturing company's expansion.