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A suicidal male was taken into custody safely early Sunday morning after a nearly four-hour standoff at a residence in Mitchell.
Ralyna Schilling, Dr. Teri Morgan, and Tressa Wede, Mitchell; Darlene K. Binfet, Mobridge; and Donna Fischer, Yankton, were inducted into Honored Women Educators of South Dakota at its annual meeting held recently in Mitchell. Honored Women Educators of South Dakota, first organized in 1954 as the Annie D. Tallent Club, honors women who have given distinctive service to their field of education.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Aug. 23 through Aug. 29. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment.
Mitchell police are looking for a man who reportedly attempted to rob a person Friday morning near an ATM in Mitchell. The suspect allegedly approached a person in a vehicle near a North Lawler Street ATM at 5:57 a.m. and demanded money while threatening the person with a small-caliber handgun. He then reportedly ran north along an alleyway to Fifth Avenue and then west, toward Main Street. Nothing was taken from the victim, and no one was injured.
CHAMBERLAIN—A Harrold man was arrested Wednesday afternoon a mile north of Chamberlain for an alleged hit-and-run in a stolen vehicle. Authorities said that Andrew Big Eagle, 29, was intoxicated at about 1 p.m., when he reportedly hit a car in a Chamberlain parking lot and drove away. The other car sustained minor damage, and no one was in it at the time of the crash. Soon after the crash, police arrested Big Eagle on Highway 50 during a traffic stop. Shortly after his arrest, the truck Big Eagle was driving was reported missing, Chamberlain police said.
A 22-year-old Mitchell man sustained life-threatening injuries Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash 13 miles north of Mitchell. Spencer Boyd had to be extracted and then was transported to a Mitchell hospital after crashing his 2011 Chevrolet Silverado into a farm tractor/haystack mover, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The crash occurred at 2:21 p.m. on South Dakota Highway 37. Charges are pending against Boyd, officials said.
KENNEBEC—Two men from Washington were arrested in Lyman County recently for allegedly transporting more than 10 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 90. On Aug. 14, police pulled over an eastbound car driven by Yiel Woul, 22, of Spokane, Washington. Woul was reportedly driving 2 mph over the posted speed limit, and he pulled over and stopped at exit 235 when a Highway Patrol officer activated his emergency lights.
SPRINGFIELD — Minor flooding along the Missouri River has brought about a flood warning, as parts of the river in Charles Mix and Bon Homme counties are observing rising water. The flood warning is for the river from the Greenwood area to Springfield. At 7 a.m. Tuesday, the river was 11.36 feet deep in Springfield. Flood stage is 10 feet there, while at 12 feet, some camping areas in the Springfield Recreational Area start to flood. The river recently crested there at 11.5 feet on Aug. 20.
CHAMBERLAIN—A man who hit a 13-year-old boy's head against a table multiple times while intoxicated in July will serve no additional jail time. David Bies, 43, of Chamberlain, was initially arrested on three simple assault charges and two felony child abuse charges. Last Wednesday, Bies pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for simple assault with intent to cause bodily injury.
A man was arrested on Aug. 21 in Mitchell for allegedly bringing nearly 10 pounds of marijuana on a bus. Police were alerted at about 4 p.m. that there was a strong odor of marijuana on the bus. When the bus stopped at a Mitchell gas station about two hours later, a drug dog reportedly identified that the smell was coming from a large, blue hockey bag, which was not claimed by any of the passengers present. Inside the bag, four cylindrical, vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, each weighing about 2.5 pounds, were allegedly found sewn into two pillows in the blue bag.