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The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between May 7 and May 21. • Reno Paul McKinney, 22, Mitchell; no proper license plates on vehicle; $54 fine; $54 fine suspended; $66 costs; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: pay fines and costs and fees as ordered; have no like offenses and obey all laws for 180 days.
RAPID CITY — Kristi Noem, Republican candidate for South Dakota governor, has chosen Larry Rhoden to serve as Lieutenant Governor. Rhoden is a lifelong West River rancher.
WAGNER — A man has been arrested in Charles Mix County for allegedly assaulting and choking a woman. Charles Kocer Jr., 39, of Wagner, was arrested June 2 after police received a call from an unknown third party saying that a woman had been pushed out of a car. The victim told police that she and Kocer were driving from Dante to Wagner when Kocer became angry and pushed her out of the vehicle while it was traveling between 60 and 70 mph.
A woman was arrested after allegedly stealing a deaf man's wallet and using his debit card repeatedly. Arlene Saice, 28, of Brookings, was arrested May 31 in Charles Mix County after police tracked transactions made with the debit card and identified Saice in security footage at the places some of the transactions were made. The wallet was stolen from a deaf man who told police in writing that he had met Saice online days earlier and that she had stolen from him.
A 3-year-old boy was missing from his rural Hanson County home for about two hours Sunday when he decided to go for a walk. Authorities were alerted by a passerby at 10:30 a.m. that there was a child walking along Highway 38 with his dog, said Kevin Kayser of Hanson County Emergency Management. Soon, first-responders from several offices, including sheriff’s offices, fire departments, emergency managers and other organizations in Hanson, Davison and McCook counties were looking for the boy.
One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening on Highway 37. The crash occurred at 5:12 p.m. at mile marker 88, 10 miles north of Mitchell. The 19-year-old driver of a 2008 Chevy Impala, attempting to make a right turn onto 240th Street, was rear-ended by a 2008 Ford Edge, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
A Mitchell man was arrested Sunday night after he fled the scene of an injury crash, drove drunk and eluded law enforcement, authorities say. Ricky Ferguson, 37, is in custody Monday at the Davison County Jail on charges of felony injury hit-and-run; eluding law enforcement; reckless driving; resisting; obstructing; and third-offense driving under the influence, according to Mitchell Assistant Chief of Police Mike Koster.
The Davison County Commission will discuss parking lot repairs at the county's public safety building and the fairgrounds on Tuesday. That item will be discussed with Physical Plant Director Mark Ruml during the county's regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. The agenda includes: • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes, hear citizen's input and board reports. • 9:15 a.m.: Hear a report from Tech Solutions' Ramon Shultz regarding technology updates.
HOT SPRINGS — Carrie Wintle, of Iroquois, was crowned Miss South Dakota during the annual pageant on Saturday. A former Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen winner, Wintle received a $9,600 scholarship for winning, after competing as Miss State Fair. First runner-up was Amber Hulse of Hot Springs, garnering a $4,300 scholarship, while Second runner-up was Miss USD Heather Egbert of Vermillion, taking home a scholarship of $1,500. Third runner-up was Miss Central States Fair Evy Johnson of Firesteel, and fourth runner-up was Miss Siouxland Kaitlin O'Neill, of Aberdeen.
A water main break in the 700 block of South Minnesota Street Sunday has resulted in leaving some Mitchell residents without water. The city of Mitchell said the 600 and 700 blocks of South Minnesota Street will be without water until sometime Sunday afternoon. Public works employees will be fixing the water main during the morning hours on Sunday.