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The following cases were among those heard March 20 during a felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. • Christopher Schmidt, 36, of Winner, received a court-appointed attorney, and waived the 180-day rule for a speedy trial; He is accused of six counts of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16; the Court approved a $2,500 limit to hire a forensic expert; Jury trial moved to August.
A Davison County grand jury has indicted a Huron man for possessing fentanyl. On March 18, Michael Gabriel, 38, is accused of knowingly possessing fentanyl in Davison County, according to court documents. An indictment was filed March 23. Gabriel is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony punishable upon conviction by up to five years' imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
A Mitchell man was charged with grand theft after allegedly taking barcodes off expensive items at Walmart and replacing them with barcodes from less expensive items. Between December 2017 and March 12, 22-year-old Bryan Buck is accused of using Walmart's self-checkout without paying full price for several items. Buck would allegedly take the barcodes off inexpensive items and place them on expensive items, according to court documents. He would then go through self-checkout lanes and pay the less expensive prices for the items.
SALEM — A Bridgewater man attempted to flee police after being sentenced to three days in jail for petty theft, but he was later captured. Nineteen-year-old Mason West was sentenced to three days in county jail at approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, with one day to be served immediately, according to court documents. West was escorted out of the courtroom by McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris to an office so Morris could fill out paperwork before transporting West to the Davison County Jail.
PARKSTON — For the fifth time in the past six years, the Huron and Parkston-based 153rd Engineer Battalion and Forward Support Company received a national award for family engagement and support. This week, the 153rd received the Reserve Family Readiness Award (RFRA) for the Army National Guard in Washington, D.C.
A woman was arrested at her Mitchell apartment for meth possession following a parole search. On the morning of March 21, police executed a search at the Sixth Avenue apartment and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia throughout the apartment, and Rose Marshall admitted to using meth, according to court documents. A urinalysis tested positive for meth and THC.
A Mitchell woman on parole was arrested for distributing marijuana. Officers conducted a parole search at Tessa Claussen's residence on March 20, during which they found a safe with more than 1 pound of marijuana bagged in 1 ounce bags, according to court documents. Also inside the safe were a digital scale and measuring scoop. Officers found glass pipes, blunts and cups with raw marijuana inside. Claussen, 24, allegedly admitted to selling marijuana and a urine sample tested positive for THC.
A shirtless Mitchell man was Tased by police after allegedly smashing a beer bottle on a woman's head and biting a man's finger at a local bar. On March 17, police responded to Thirsty's bar on Main Street in Mitchell, and approached 24-year-old Dahjrick Clark, who was not wearing a shirt, according to court documents. He refused officers' commands and then ran away, at which point an officer deployed his Taser, striking Clark. Clark was apprehended without further incident, according to court documents.
The Davison County Commission will hear an update on the local jail on Tuesday. The five-person board will welcome Corrections Administrator Don Radel regarding the jail, a discussion which will take place during the board's regular 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting. The commission will meet at the Davison County North Offices. Agenda items The commission's agenda is as follows: • 9 a.m.: Call the meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, consider approving minutes from the previous meeting and hear citizen input and board reports.
A 47-year-old Mitchell man faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty this week to raping a 15-year-old girl. Steven Nichols pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape this week, stemming from a January incident in which he had non-consensual intercourse with the teenager. The juvenile claimed she was too afraid to say or do anything to stop the intercourse that occured in her home, according to court documents.