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Early Thursday morning, four people allegedly kidnapped a man, robbed him and left him naked southeast of Mitchell. Mitchell police are looking for four suspects accused of taking a 66-year-old man by force from a residence located on the 100 block of East Third Avenue in Mitchell.
Three of four suspects in two Mitchell drug investigations pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jared Nespor, 27, Mellissa Schuppan, 27, and Skila Schuppan, 35, all of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges Tuesday at the Davision County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. The charges stem from searches on Aug. 24 at 1109 S. Rowley St., in which officers allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana wax, marijuana-infused gummy candy, a marijuana-infused drink and marijuana, and 408 S. Duff St., in which police allegedly found methamphetamine and marijuana.
The Indian Health Service and Avera Health have partnered on a new agreement. On Tuesday, IHS announced a $6.8 million contract has been awarded to Avera to provide telemedicine services in all of IHS' 19 Great Plains Area service units, which serve approximately 130,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, according to a press release from IHS. Telemedicine services use electronic communication to connect health care providers with patients.
A Mitchell woman has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a seizure of drugs and more than $30,000 in cash last month in Mitchell. Kaitlin Minder, 23, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 10 charges — stemming from an Aug. 10 search at an Elm Street residence in which police allegedly found cocaine and methamphetamine and seized $33,212 in cash — at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.
DAVISON COUNTY — Authorities released the name of the 18-year-old man who sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle rollover near Mitchell on Sunday morning. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Tanner Pereboom, of Mitchell, was injured when he rolled a 2006 Subaru Impreza at approximately 12:07 a.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, the Department of Public Safety said charges are pending against Pereboom, but no charges had been filed as of Monday afternoon.
The Davison County Commission will consider approving its $12.218 million 2017 budget at Tuesday's regular meeting. The five-person board will consider approving the budget during its 9 a.m. meeting at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. The budget includes $3,617,486 in funding for county roads and bridges, $1,725,956 for the Davison County Jail and $732,108 for the Davison County Sheriff's Office.
MARSHALL, MINN.—For the second straight year, the Mitchell High School marching band earned first place in the Navy Class of the Pursuit Excellence Marching Competition. The event, which was held at Southwest Minnesota State University's Mattke Field in Marshall, Minnesota on Saturday, featured 19 bands from Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. Aside from winning its division, which are separated based on the size of each band, Mitchell received the sixth highest score of the 19 bands competing.
The Mitchell Police Division issued an alert Saturday, warning residents to be on the lookout for two Hispanic males attempting to "short-change" businesses. According to the alert, the two men were seen in Mitchell businesses Saturday afternoon trying to "exchange large denominations and short-change businesses." The subjects were described as men in their late 20s to early 30s and were last seen wearing white shirts and blue jeans.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes woman is facing minor injuries after driving through a road blocked for construction Friday. Helen Oconnor, 68, was driving on Sixth Avenue in Lake Andes around 1:30 p.m. when she drove through the road and hit a parked construction trailer. She then crashed into a tree, according to Derik Rolston of the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Department. Rolston said Oconnor was traveling about 15 mph. Oconnor, who was driving a 1999 Ford Windstar, was transported to the Wagner Community Hospital for minor injuries.
Jenifer Lyn Polreis and Stanley Lee Sherwood announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Beth Polreis, Parkston; and the late Donna Sherwood. Jenifer is a registered nurse at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, MItchell, and Averan Bormann Manor, Parkston. Stanley is employed at Coborn's, Mitchell. An Oct. 8 wedding is planned.