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Mitchell is attempting to be more friendly to breastfeeding mothers. And we say, what took so long? In conjunction with August's national breastfeeding month, the South Dakota Department of Health and the Davison County Community Health Office have partnered to begin a community-wide breastfeeding friendly business initiative. The initiative's goal is to have businesses sign a breastfeeding friendly pledge, which indicates they will provide a welcoming environment for mothers.
CORSICA — A 16-year-old male has been arrested for aggravated assault and resisting arrest for allegedly firing several shots with a rifle following an argument with his father. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the teen got angry following the argument and took a rifle outside and shot a rifle several times toward some trees. The teen's name is not being released because he is a juvenile. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 about 2 miles north of Corsica.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday and Friday during circuit court sessions at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Not guilty pleas and denials • Ryan Bruguier, 26, of Chamberlain, pleaded not guilty to grand theft valued between $5,000 and $100,000 and misprision of a felony. A trial was scheduled for December.
A man charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl was ordered to spend more than two years in prison. James Normile, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, 7 1/2 suspended with credit for 75 days served, for fourth-degree rape of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, court documents state. The charge stems from Normile's arrest on Jan. 1 after a woman witnessed Normile having sex with a 15-year-old girl inside a residence in Mitchell. In addition, Normile was ordered to pay $5,200.80 in fines, costs and restitution.
A piece of Minnesota Vikings history is coming to Mitchell. As part of the team's "Sound of the North Tour," Minnesota Vikings alumni, cheerleaders and the mascot will be stopping on Sept. 9 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The tour was launched on Aug. 6 at the Vikings' training camp. Tour members are taking the original Gjallarhorn, a large Viking instrument, to various cities to promote a new era of Vikings football. Fans are invited to attend the event from 1 to 4 p.m. outside the Corn Palace.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between May 9 and May 23. • Spirit Rain Chasinghawk, 23, Wagner, petty theft, second degree, $400 or less; $66 costs; $177.11 restitution; 20 days in jail; 17 days suspended; credit for three days; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; pay restitution through Clerk of Courts. • Jacob Anderson, 20, Gayville; possession of alcohol by minor; $65 fine; $66 costs.
A Mitchell man was arrested and charged with rape Monday after admitting to having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. Nathan Goldammer, 20, was arrested for fourth-degree rape following a joint investigation between the Mitchell Police Division and the Davison County Sheriff's Office. Goldammer allegedly admitted to having sexual relations with a 15-year-old female who lives in Davison County. Goldammer is out on bond.
A pursuit involving a Mitchell man reached speeds of 70 mph and ended when the driver rolled his vehicle on Friday night, the Davison County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning. Kyler Way, 28, was driving southbound on Highway 37 near North Harmon Drive, when authorities attempted to pull him over. Way continued to drive south on 23rd Street, according to the Davison County Sheriff's office. At this point, speeds had reached in excess of 70 mph. After seeing vehicles and a bicycle rider on 23rd Street, police decided to end the pursuit.
PRESHO — A Sioux Falls man has been identified as the person who died in a two-motorcycle crash Sunday morning near Presho. James Woldt Jr., 58, suffered fatal injuries when...
TYNDALL — Officials have charged a Sioux City man in connection with a vehicular assault in which a a Tyndall police officer was injured. Travis McPeek, 35, has been charged with aggravated assault against a law enforcement, stemming from an Aug. 6 incident in which McPeek allegedly struck Officer Kelly Young while driving a Ram 1500 pickup in the parking lot of Frank's Trading Post in Tyndall.