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A Mitchell woman was arrested early Saturday for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Mitchell police officer Russ Stevenson arrested Rebecca Callies, 23, of Mitchell, after a traffic stop near 800 N. Main St. and a subsequent blood test. She was taken to Davison County Jail and was later released on bond. A January hearing date was set in Magistrate Court.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. Tuesday's agenda includes: 9 a.m. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes, citizen input. 9:30 a.m. Director of Equalization Kathy Goetsch, regarding assessments and tax bills. 10 a.m.
An inmate at the Davison County Jail is accused of locking a jailer in a cell with another inmate. Cory Zobel, 23, of Salem, allegedly shut and locked a cell door behind a female jailer who was delivering property to another inmate, court documents say. Zobel is charged with obstructing a jailer, a misdemeanor, and faces a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Zobel was interviewed by law enforcement following the incident and admitted to shutting the cell door and told an officer he "thought his actions were funny at the time," court documents say.
A Wagner man was arrested Dec. 4 for allegedly driving drunk with a loaded rifle in his vehicle. Joshua Cuka, 27, was pulled over near the intersection of First Avenue and Foster Street in Mitchell after Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Brink clocked Cuka driving 61 mph in a 45 mph zone, court documents say. After allegedly failing a series of field sobriety tests, Cuka was arrested for drunken driving. A loaded rifle was allegedly found in his vehicle. Cuka is charged with first-offense drunken driving and possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated.
A Huron man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for possession of 1 to 10 pounds of marijuana. Justin McAllister, 34, was arrested March 14 in the parking lot of Marlin's I-90 Restaurant in Mitchell. He pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to possession of between 1 to 10 pounds of marijuana. "This isn't the usual and ordinary possession of marijuana case," Judge Rodney Steele said. McAllister was allowed to report Friday for transport to prison in order to complete a treatment program he is currently enrolled in.
A Mitchell woman will stay in jail until her court date next month after missing appointments with her court services officer. Melissa Livingston, 33, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday on one count of possession of methamphetamine, but that was postponed because a presentence report had not been completed. Livingston failed to complete a survey needed for the report and missed a number of appointments with her court services officer. Livingston was immediately remanded to the custody of the Davison County Sheriff's Office.
A Mitchell man accused of choking a 17-year-old girl Aug. 12 pleaded no contest Tuesday to aggravated assault. George Jerry Bamsey, 27, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine for the felony assault charge.
A national survey lists South Dakota as the nation's 27th healthiest state, a ranking that puts the Rushmore State below its nearest neighbors and eight spots below last year's ranking. The survey, called America's Health Rankings, is conducted annually by the United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association.
SIOUX FALLS -- A 23-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his uncle has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. Dancing Bull Fischer made an appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls after being indicted for allegedly killing 47-year-old Tony Fischer Sr. with an assault rifle on Nov. 27 at a trailer home near Marty on Yankton Sioux tribal land. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint filed against Dancing Bull Fischer the day of the alleged killing. U.S. Magistrate Judge John E.
An Ethan man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two marijuana-related charges. Levi Young, 29, is charged with possession with intent to distribute less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Young faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine for the distribution charge, a felony, and one year in jail and a $2,000 fine for the possession charge, a misdemeanor. His trial was set for February.