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Two people were arrested Tuesday for burglarizing several storage units and vehicles in Mitchell. On Tuesday, Mitchell police executed a search warrant on a motel room located at 1700 S. Burr St., resulting in the arrest 24-year-old Amber Lynn Lautt and 34-year-old Jesse Lee Pence, both of Mitchell.
With a theme of "Home for the Holidays," Mitchell's 2016 Parade of Lights will take place on Monday, Dec. 5. The parade, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will run on Mitchell's Main Street from First Avenue to Ninth Avenue. Chili and cookies will be served and an awards ceremony and tree lighting will follow the parade at the World's Only Corn Palace. Santa will also be at the Corn Palace from 4-6 p.m. and after the parade.
WINNER — A Mellette County jailer was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in the Winner Jail for helping an inmate avoid a urine test. Forty-seven-year-old Kimberly Dewes, of White River, was employed at the Mellette County Jail when she allowed a 24/7 Sobriety Program participant to submit a "clean" urine sample instead of urinating into a specimen container provided by the jail, according to a press release from the Attorney General's office.
More than 350 people in the Mitchell area are without power following a car crash Wednesday morning. Crews with Northwestern Energy, based in Mitchell, are working to restore power to approximately 370 customers in Loomis, Letcher and on the west side of Mitchell, following an early-morning car crash, according to Tom Glanzer, spokesman for Northwestern.
BURKE — A judge has made it clear that a man who has been charged for killing his 3-month-old son will not be seen publically handcuffed during his jury trial later this month. The murder trial of Adam Bruns, 24, of Gregory, is set to take place for three weeks starting Oct. 24. During a pretrial telephonic conference Tuesday, Judge Mark Barnett made it clear that deputies should not be "hauling" Bruns to and from the courthouse during the trial period with "iron on." "I don't want him within eyesight of the courthouse with any iron on," Barnett said.
Extra grant money has allowed Davison County to crack down on speeding and seat belt usage, and it's led to a decrease in the number of crashes. Last week, the Davison County Sheriff's Office accepted $22,391.18 worth of federal highway grant funds to support the continued enforcement of speeding and seat belts. The grant money will pay for deputies' overtime hours and allow for extra patrol, according to Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Harr.
WALL — The Lyman School volleyball coach said players found a cell phone allegedly recording video in a locker room while the team visited for a game in September at Wall High School. According to Keith Herman, some of his junior varsity players found a phone hidden in the locker room "that they said was recording when they found it." Lyman played at Wall on Sept. 20. The phone was found in the boy's locker room, which is used as the visitor locker room for girl's sports events, according to Charles Sykora, the principal of grades K-8 at Wall.
ORANGE CITY, IOWA — The Mitchell High School Marching Band won its class on Saturday at the Dutchman Field Championships for the ninth consecutive year. The competition, held in Orange City, Iowa, featured more than 30 bands in four classes, and Mitchell received the fourth-highest overall score, behind Sioux Falls Lincoln, Brandon Valley and Omaha Burke High School. Along with placing first in the 3A class, the Mitchell band also received awards for best hornline, best color guard and best percussion.
The Davison County Commission will consider providing a replacement tool for law enforcement a the county jail. The five-person board will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to consider a request from Corrections Administrator Don Radel to purchase a replacement Taser. The discussion will take place at the Davison County North Offices. The board will also consider moving its regular Nov. 8 meeting to Nov. 10. Nov. 8, a Tuesday, is Election Day. Agenda items
CARTER—Authorities released the name of a 34-year-old Moser man who was found dead Saturday following a one-vehicle crash in Tripp County. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Tyler Antoine was identified as the man killed in the crash approximately seven miles north of Carter. The 2005 Ford pickup Antoine was driving on 297th Avenue was found in a field at 9 a.m. Saturday, but the exact time of the crash is unknown.