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A Mitchell woman admitted Tuesday to violating two terms of her probation. Lyndsay Lynn Hawk, 25, admitted she failed to show up to four different appointments with her probation officers and hasn't paid some court-appointed attorneys fees related to a 2010 identity theft conviction. She was released on her own recognizance with sentencing set for November.
A Pierre man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree burglary for breaking into a Mitchell Plumbing and Heating storage building. Logan Sean Jacobs, 22, also admitted to violating the state 24/7 Sobriety program three times since he was released from jail on Sept.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of methamphetamine. Leah Rae Shields, 30, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine as a result of the conviction. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dismissed a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and agreed to recommend Shields serve no more than three years in prison. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing was set for November.
A Hudson man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-offense drunken driving. Chad Tesch, 31, was arrested May 8 in Davison County and charged with drunken driving. Because Tesch has been convicted of drunken driving on two prior occasions -- first in 2004 and again in 2007 -- the charge is a felony.
A 54-year-old Mitchell man is denying he had sexual contact with a 6-year-old developmentally disabled girl at his home earlier this year. Mark Elliot Johnson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine if convicted of the felony. Police say Johnson had sexual contact with the girl at his home in an apartment complex at 900 W. Second Ave. His trial is set for December.
A Mitchell woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple drug charges, including possession of methamphetamine. Gladys Rose Jackson, 33, was arrested June 30 after Mitchell police allegedly discovered meth and marijuana in a search of a residence where she and Richard Alan Miller, 32, were present. Jackson is charged with possession of meth, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted of meth possession, a felony and the most serious charge. Miller was also sched
Mitchell fire statistics in recent years, according to city government reports: 2012, through August: 62 fires, $1,390,876 in losses 2011: 57 fires, $254,365 in losses 2010: 57 fires, $398,605 in losses
HOWARD -- Two men involved in a high speed chase Sept. 27 may have been involved in burglaries at two residences in Howard prior to a string of other incidents. Jacob Abdo, 18, and Michael Clark, 27, both of Mitchell, were arrested after a one-hour, 15-minute high speed chase through Douglas County ending at Ravinia in Charles Mix County.
TYNDALL -- The trial for a Scotland man accused of killing his 4-month-old son has been moved to Parker. Chris Miller, 38, is accused of killing his son Jacob Allen Miller in March 2011 by shaking and beating him.
A Parkston man arrested in March after Mitchell police found methamphetamine in his car was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Charles Paul Clark, 28, pleaded guilty June 12 to possession of meth.