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Mitchell police are searching for an individual who drove a vehicle through a fence, causing more than $400 worth of damage. According to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, somebody drove a vehicle sometime on Aug. 20 or 21 through PVC fencing, located on the 600 block of West Quince Avenue, knocking down to 8-feet wide by 6-feet tall fence sections.
Law enforcement officers are seeking the public's help in locating a man charged with assaulting a Tyndall police officer with a vehicle. Travis McPeek, 35, of Sioux City, is charged with aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer from an Aug. 6 incident in which he allegedly struck an officer with a Ram 1500 pickup outside Frank's Trading Post in Tyndall. According to a press release from the South Dakota Attorney General's Office, McPeek is 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 144 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and numerous tattoos.
WINNER — A Winner man was arrested last month after allegedly trying to rape a 16-year-old girl. Ronald Antoine, 51, was charged with attempted rape on July 18 after lying naked on top of a sleeping 16-year-old girl and trying to take her pants off, court documents state. The girl told police the incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on July 17 while she was sleeping on a couch in a residence at a trailer park near Winner. According to court documents, Antoine told the girl to "go back to sleep," but she was able to escape and call for help.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Fort Thompson man was arrested for assault after allegedly cutting a woman multiple times with a piece of broken mirror. Louis Heminger, 27, was arrested on May 25 after throwing a woman into a mirror and using a piece of the broken mirror to make cuts on the woman's chest, shoulders, stomach, face and back the day before, court documents state. Heminger was charged with aggravated assault causing bodily injury with a dangerous weapon, a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
WOONSOCKET — A Mitchell man was indicted for raping a minor in Sanborn County. Kyle Larson, 19, was indicted on Aug. 10 after having sex with a minor on July 30, court documents state. According to the indictment, Larson completed the act "through the use of force" or with a minor who was "incapable of giving consent because of an intoxicating agent."
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Not guilty pleas and denials • Brady Brink, 19, of Mitchell, was not present, but she was represented by her attorney who pleaded not guilty on her behalf. She is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, which are both misdemeanors. A trial was scheduled for December.
EMERY — A North Carolina man was arrested when law enforcement allegedly found him standing in the middle of a highway near Emery after crashing a stolen vehicle in a creek. Gregory Snyder, 29, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was located by the South Dakota Highway Patrol on Sunday morning standing in the middle of Highway 262, about 3 miles east of Emery, waving his hands and trying to stop traffic, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs MAIN STREET TAKING SHAPE: Two major facets of the Wessington Springs Main Street renovation project have been completed and another was scheduled to be finished by the end of the week. The installation of new water and sewer mains and the storm sewer were finished this week, as part of the $1.65 million project, which is in its eighth week of construction.
Four Mitchell residents were arrested for drug possession on Wednesday. Jared Nespor, 27, and Mellissa Schuppan, 27, were arrested by Mitchell police officers following a search of a residence at 1109 S. Rowley St., according to a news release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety.
SALEM — A man pleaded guilty Monday to two charges connected to the burglary of a Salem drug store in June. Kyle Hurden, 26, of Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania, who now has a Salem address, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance Tuesday, court documents state, stemming from a June 21 break-in at Salem Community Drug Store in Salem. According to authorities, Hurden entered the store by breaking a glass door. While inside, Hurden damaged some wires and took prescription medication.