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Two Mitchell men have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing a parked car. Bryan Hancel Castanon, 20, and Miguel Angel Tovar, 19, have both been charged with intentional property damage. According to police reports, the men allegedly jumped and stood on the hood and roof of a 2003 Cadillac Deville parked in a parking lot at 1705 E. First Ave. at approximately 11 p.m. on April 21. The men allegedly caused more than $1,000 in damage. Police found two different shoeprints on the vehicle's hood and roof.
PIERRE -- A Reliance man has admitted to accessing child pornography. Douglas Fletcher, 68, pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday in Pierre. He admitted that he had accessed images of child pornography on his home computer. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000. On Nov. 17, 2009, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Fletcher's home. Investigators seized his computer and multiple hard drives.
A Mitchell man has been arrested for allegedly illegally entering the home of his children's mother. Peter Luke Ringingshield Jr, 28, allegedly entered the home in the 200 block of East 10th Avenue through a back kitchen window on May 7. He allegedly spoke with the mother of his children but fled the scene when he learned police had been called. The woman allegedly told Ringingshield to leave the home. Ringingshield was arrested on May 17 and charged with second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. In 2010, Ringingshield was g
An 18-year-old Mitchell woman has pleaded guilty to possession of a prescription form of amphetamine as part of a plea bargain that will save her from being prosecuted for at least six additional charges. Chelsea Lutz pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on Sept.
An Ethan man is scheduled to be extradited to Colorado to face a charge of escape. Westley Wisdom, 27, was stopped for speeding on May 20 in Davison County. According to police reports, Wisdom gave the officer his brother's name and date of birth. He later admitted to using a false name because of an active warrant for escape in Colorado. He appeared in court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell Tuesday and agreed to sign extradition papers.
Bids for the installation of a railroad project between Mitchell and Chamberlain came in under engineer's estimates Wednesday, according to Bruce Lindholm, program manager for the state Office of Railroads in Pierre. Lindholm said installing the steel and the wooden ties will cost $7.9 million. The state is still short on money to cover that cost, he said. Lindholm will discuss funding options with the state rail board during its meeting today in Mitchell. The lowest bid came from Kanza Construction of Topeka, Kan. All steel and installation bids will be awarded next week, Lindholm said.
Kimball is reviving its community theater program tonight. The show "Murder at Coppersmith Inn," is directed by Sarah Whitlatch, and includes audience participation to solve the crime. A dinner theater will being at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Kimball High School. A second showing is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, also at the high school. Tickets are $15. What's Cooking, a catering company out of Kimball, will provide the meal for the show. Melissa Huizenga, who along with Russ Ehlers spearheaded the program, said that there was a lot of positive feedback from residents for the show.
A Mitchell woman was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing money from a local motel where she was employed. Tracey Denise Crawford, 40, allegedly entered a motel room at Econolodge and stole money from the room while the renter was not present. She is also alleged to have stolen an undisclosed amount of money from the business' deposit on the day of her arrest. She has been charged with second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in the penitentiary and a $30,000 fine.
A Mitchell man has been arrested for domestic aggravated assault after allegedly hitting a woman with a wooden chair. Rocky Jerome Clark, 29, was arrested Friday. He is accused of assaulting a woman with a chair in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue, causing a number of injuries, including a possible broken jaw and numerous bruises. Police issued a public alert on Friday looking for Clark. The charge is a Class 3 felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary and a $30,000 fine.
Voters in the Tripp-Delmont School District approved the continuance of the district's $300,000 optout Tuesday. The unofficial tally was 458 for the opt-out, and 91 against it. Voter turnout was 49 percent. An opt-out is an action taken by a school board to raise more revenue than the state's property-tax freeze would otherwise allow. Tripp-Delmont's superintendent, Lynn Vlasman, has said the district already made numerous cuts for the next school year and would face additional cuts without the opt-out money.