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A Mitchell man has agreed to pay $500 per month toward restitution related to a third-degree burglary conviction. Ronald Sweeney, 33, pleaded guilty in May 2010 to third-degree burglary for entering a building owned by Wenzel Construction and stealing a saw, drill and some coins. He was sentenced to 94 days in jail and received a suspended four-year prison sentence.
A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation and 90 days in jail for third-offense drunken driving. Tanner Wells, 23, was arrested in March after a Mitchell police officer found him asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle in the 500 block of West 10th Avenue.
A Mitchell man accused of abusing an infant younger than two months old pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple charges. Dale Duane Magnuson, 24, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, each accompanied by an alternative count of abuse or cruelty to a minor. Court documents say the alleged crimes occurred between March 21 and April 26. Magnuson was arrested May 9. According to Mitchell Police Detective Lt.
LAKE ANDES -- Andes Central District voters unofficially re-elected two school board members in Julie Stirling and Tammy Swanson during Tuesday's election. Stirling received 41 votes. Swanson received 48 votes. Challenger D'Este Chytka received 25 votes The board members will serve three-year terms, beginning July 1.
LAKE ANDES -- A man accused of cooking methamphetamine in his garage has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Terry Larson, 45, of Lake Andes, appeared in court Monday where a judge set a jury trial date of Aug. 19. The trial will take place in Lake Andes. Charles Mix County Sheriff's Deputy Neal Moad arrested Larson in May after receiving a tip that the man was cooking meth.
Voters casting ballots Tuesday will select the next two members of the Mitchell Board of Education. Rick Johnson, Deb Olson, Tara Volesky and Rod Hall are the four candidates running for two seats on the school board. The top two vote-getters will win three-year terms on the five-member board. The election is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy (also known as Mitchell Technical Institute's north campus), across from the high school, at 821 N. Capital St., Mitchell.
LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in prison for assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer. Elmer LaRoche, 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury Dec. 11 on one count of assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. He pleaded guilty in March. The charge stems from an incident Nov. 1 when LaRoche assaulted a BIA officer. An intoxicated LaRoche was at a home in Lower Brule and refused to leave the house where a tribal court order prohibited intoxicated people from entering.
A Mitchell woman is being treated for a head injury suffered from an ATV accident. Deb Wilson, 56, was driving a four-wheeler May 26 on Main Street in Artesian with a group of other four-wheelers when she looked to the left. That small movement caused the vehicle to tip on its side, according to Sanborn County Deputy Sheriff Mark Kessler, and she hit her head. "The road conditions and weather conditions were not any factor in this," Kessler said. "If she hadn't been hurt, it wouldn't even have been a reportable accident.
WOONSOCKET -- Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Monday on state Highway 34 outside Woonsocket, according to the Sanborn County sheriff. Wendy Paye, 36, of Huron, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Vibe ahead of her daughter, Heaven Cason, 17, when Paye slowed at an intersection.
A three-vehicle crash resulted in varying injuries Saturday in Mitchell. Mitchell police officer R.J. Williams said a 1996 Ford Explorer, 1999 Chevy Suburban and 1999 Chevy Cavalier collided around 10:52 a.m.