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ALEXANDRIA—Two men were arrested in Hanson County after they were found to have more than two pounds of marijuana in a car with them. Chad Lingen, 25, and Christopher Cruse, 24, both of Pipestone, Minnesota, were driving east on Interstate 90 at 8:10 p.m. when an officer sitting in the highway median observed that the blue 2005 Buick Lacrosse that Lingen was driving was traveling 4 mph faster than the posted speed limit.
CHAMBERLAIN—A man has been arrested on charges of choking a woman. Jordan Steele, 28, of Chamberlain, was charged with aggravated domestic assault July 30. The alleged victim said Steele got angry with her while they were arguing that night, and Steele put his forearm to her throat until she began to cough for air, then got up, threw an object at a TV, ripped a picture off the wall and left.
Two people have been arrested in Charles Mix County for carrying more than 26 pounds of marijuana and 28 grams of cocaine. If convicted on all charges, both may face more than 45 years in prison. Brittany Fuller, 32, and Arthur Little III, 35, both of Sioux Falls, were traveling east on Highway 46 on July 29 in a black 2009 Cadillac CTS. They were pulled over by the State Highway Patrol near mile marker 288 for having a paper South Dakota license plate displayed in the car's front windshield.
Time for the multimillion-dollar question. How much money is the Mitchell City Council willing to spend on Lake Mitchell? That answer will be discussed during today's regularly scheduled Mitchell City Council meeting, which begins with a 2019 budget work session at 4 p.m. After the two-hour budget discussion, the Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a public health and safety committee meeting. The council meets at City Hall, 612 N. Main St., in Mitchell.
For another week, the Davison County Commission will discuss the 2019 budget. The commissioners are holding their regular weekly meeting starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices building, 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell. Here is the complete agenda: 9 a.m.: Call to order; Pledge of Allegiance; approve minutes from previous meeting; citizens input and board member reports; informational only. 9:15 a.m.: Corrections Administrator Don Radel, Re: Jail locks. 9:30 a.m.: 2019 budget review.
Salem AMERICAN FFA STAR FINALIST SELECTED: Adam Eichacker of the McCook Central Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter has been selected as one of four finalists for the National American Star Farmer award.
WAGNER—A former Charles Mix County deputy was convicted Thursday for pawning a gun he seized during a traffic stop last year. Jesse McLaughlin, 24, who now lives in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, was ordered to surrender his law enforcement certification and was granted a suspended imposition of sentence. He will serve 30 days in a county jail with permission for work release, and he was given permission to serve both his jail time and his two years probation in Minnesota.
MONTROSE — A 47-year-old woman was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries Thursday morning following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90. The woman, driving a 2002 Harley Davidson FLSTFI Motorcycle, was traveling in a group of five bikers northbound on 451st Avenue, two miles south of Montrose, at 7:28 a.m.
A 14-year-old girl who went missing Monday has been found. Jacqueline Miller, who had last been seen at about 5 p.m. Monday in Mitchell, was reported by police to have run away from home, but was located safely Thursday. Police wrote in a Facebook post earlier on Thursday that they had received several leads, but they declined to comment on how or where Miller was found.
WAGNER—An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a man accused of pushing a woman out of a moving car. On July 17, police reportedly received a call from the woman, who said that Desmond Heth, 39, had beat her up and had pushed her out of his still-moving green Chrysler LHS in front of her mother's house in Wagner, then sped away. On Sunday, Heth was charged with aggravated assault domestic abuse, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.