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LAKE ANDES — A Nebraska man was charged with using drugs near Pease Creek in Charles Mix County and possessing too many smallmouth bass. Jason Hamilton, 34, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, was arrested by a wildlife conservation officer on May 20 after the officer allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana and eight smallmouth bass in his vehicle.
TRIPP — Firefighters extinguished a porch fire Saturday on First Street in Tripp. About 12 Tripp firefighters traveled to the fire at about 2:15 p.m. at 201 W. First St., where they found a corner post of a porch burning, a fire official said. The fire was extinguished in about two minutes. There were no injuries, and the cost of the damage is estimated to be below $50. No cause was determined, and officials are not investigating the incident.
GREGORY — Authorities say drugs and alcohol were found at the scene of an accidental shooting last week. Bryon John Lewis Watts, 24, faces six criminal charges following an incident in which he allegedly shot and injured Zachary Dostal with a .22 caliber pistol last week, leaving Dostal in stable condition but having suffered a punctured lung. Court documents do not indicate if Watts was high on drugs when he allegedly shot Dostal, but Watts tested positive for opiates and marijuana following the incident.
WAGNER — A Wagner man was detained by police after allegedly leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase that ended in a crash while under the influence of methamphetamine. Trent Greger, who authorities say is "about 30" years old, fled from two Wagner police officers Sunday morning for about 30 miles in a Dodge pickup until the vehicle left the roadway and rolled onto its roof, according to Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen. Speeds of the chase were not immediately available.
The Mitchell City Council will hear an update of two of the city's major projects at a special work session Monday night. Mitchell residents and the eight-person council will have the chance to hear from MSH Architects and Counsilman-Hunsaker regarding the voter-approved $8.085 million indoor aquatic facility, which was passed in a slim 54-46 percent margin last December. The update will be included in Monday night's work session, which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Mitchell.
The following cases were among those heard during a special sentencing hearing scheduled Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. • Tianna Allman, 29, of Rapid City, was sentenced to four years in prison, suspended to 90 days in jail with credit for 47, for possession of methamphetamine and was placed on probation for three years. Allman owes $444.73 in fines and costs.
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday for the first time since June 21. The commission, which typically meets weekly, canceled its last two meetings despite being in the middle of its 2017 budget request discussions. The five-person board will meet at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell. The commission will continue where it left off on its 2017 budget review at approximately 9:35 a.m. Other business
A Mitchell woman was arrested Sunday for DUI after allegedly crashing into a street sign in Mitchell and walking away from the scene. Tina Hauge, 38, struck a speed limit sign around 1:12 p.m. Sunday in a blue 1994 Honda Accord at the 1000 block of South Rowley Street, and a third party reported the incident to police, according to Mitchell police. The reporting party followed Hauge, who allegedly exited the vehicle and walked to a residence "relatively close to the scene," authorities said.
HOWARD—A Guatemala man was injured in a rollover crash early Saturday morning near Howard. Juan Ramirez, 30, was traveling south at 5:30 a.m. on Highway 25, and failed to stop at the posted stop sign where the roadway intersects with Highway 34, according to Miner County Deputy Sheriff Mike Clary. After the stop sign, the road turns to gravel, and as a result, Ramirez lost control of the 1996 Saturn he was driving. The vehicle rolled into the ditch and was totaled, Clary said.
A downed tree caused more than 1,300 Northwestern Energy customers in Mitchell to lose power Sunday. According to Tom Glanzer, company spokesperson for Northwestern Energy, a tree on the 500 block of South Ohlman Street caused 1,320 customers to be without power from 12:05 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The tree likely fell because of high winds and stormy morning weather. According to the National Weather Service, Mitchell received six-hundredths of an inch of rain Sunday morning. Shortly following the morning thunderstorm, Mitchell had 30 mph sustained winds and gusts up to 40 mph.