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Mitchell police arrested a man last week for failing to report a fire that damaged a home on Fifth Avenue. Levi Adam Young Sr., 31, was arrested for failure to report or control a dangerous fire. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of one year in county jail and a $2,000 fine. According to a press release from the Mitchell Police Division, Young allegedly attempted to put the fire out, but was unable to extinguish it.
A Mitchell man is accused of choking his girlfriend. Victor Winters, 41, is charged with aggravated assault, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to court documents, Stephanie Bear Robe told law enforcement Winters had choked her during an argument earlier this month. The police report states Bear Robe had red marks on both sides of her neck. She said Winters placed his arm around her neck from behind.
A Mitchell man is accused of possessing methamphetamine. Brady Bushby, 25, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Bushby was on probation when he admitted to his probation officer that he used meth, according to court documents. Police found residue of meth on a CD case and a dollar bill, both of which tested positive. Bushby told law enforcement he had snorted meth with the dollar bill off the CD case. Police also recovered bags from his garbage that tested positive for meth.
A Mitchell woman is accused of making fraudulent returns and taking the money at Tractor Supply Company in Mitchell. Cassie Jo Billings, 27, was an employee at Tractor Supply Company. She is charged with grand theft in March for taking more than $1,000 but less than $2,500. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Billings told law enforcement that over four months, she wrote down and manually entered stock keeping unit numbers from various items as returns.
A meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Mitchell. David Longworth will be the featured speaker, starting...
Palace Transit will be open until 10 p.m. on May 12 so passengers can attend the Mitchell Concert Series. All ages are welcome to ride the transit vehicles, which are all wheelchair accessible. To get a ride, passengers must call the office at 995-8440 by 4 p.m. on May 9. The cost for this service is $3 each way. A token or correct change is required. -Source: Palace Transit
Luke Hagen is The Daily Republic's new managing editor. His promotion from assistant editor was announced Friday. The newsroom's top position opened March 17 when then-editor Seth Tupper was promoted to publisher. Tupper selected Hagen from a nationwide field of applicants. "Since he arrived at The Daily Republic in 2008, I've seen Luke dedicate himself to constant improvement," Tupper said. "He possesses a real commitment to journalistic quality, along with a knowledge of Mitchell and the area, and great leadership skills.
About two weeks after the house burned, a man gave police a picture message he received from one of the suspects showing a house on fire with the message, “what we do lol."
The Mitchell Police Division took a report Thursday afternoon of a middle school student who suffered strangulation by another student. “All I can tell you is we’re dealing with two minors, it looks like, from the (Mitchell) middle school,” said Sgt. Ryan Erickson, of the Mitchell Police Division. He said the student came in to the police division with his father and wanted to report the incident to fi le charges. Erickson said there was likely a fight between the two students, but he wouldn’t release any more details as the people involved are juveniles.
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