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A Mitchell man is facing child abuse and driving under the influence charges after allegedly drinking for "three days straight." Kenneth Lyon, 44, was recently charged with driving under the influence and child abuse after police were dispatched on July 22 to the west boat ramp in Mitchell for a possible drunk driver. Located in a small tree grove, officers found Lyon, who had "severely slurred speech, red bloodshot eyes and could not walk on his own or sit up without swaying back and forth," court documents state.
Here are five stories to know Friday: 1. Officials were on scene of a fatal crash for several hours Thursday. Two people died and another is facing life-threatening injuries.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Two people were killed in a head-on collision Thursday about nine miles west of Wessington Springs. A pickup truck collided with a semi at about 11:45 a.m. on Highway 34 near the intersection of 373rd Avenue. Two people riding in a pickup died, according to Jerauld County Sheriff Jason Weber. The driver of the semi sustained life-threatening injuries.
PLATTE — A Plankinton man is facing grand theft charges after allegedly stealing a motorcycle and posting about it on Facebook. James Tipton, 31, was recently charged with grand theft for taking a 2013 Victory motorcycle from Todd Van Zee, owner of TNT Auto Plex in Platte, according to court documents. Law enforcement reviewed surveillance video from TNT that allegedly showed a brown Chevrolet Tahoe entering the business and a white male exiting the vehicle. The man then drove away with the motorcycle.
A Mitchell man was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon. Jay Peppel, 45, was driving a 2014 Ford F-250 south on South Kimball Street when he T-boned a 2010 Chevy Impala, according to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety. Officials with the Mitchell Police Division said Peppel failed to yield at the intersection of East Elm Avenue, which is where the collision occurred.
No one was injured and no citations were issued in a Thursday morning car versus bicycle crash on West Havens Avenue. The Mitchell Police Division responded to the incident, which occurred around 11 a.m.
A man found outside of a Mitchell bar with two stab wounds early Thursday morning sustained serious injuries, and the suspect of the alleged assault has been arrested. Trevor Brennon Belt, 24, was arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing the victim following an argument earlier that night. The adult male victim was found unresponsive outside of Thirsty’s, a bar on North Main Street in Mitchell.
The man who allegedly robbed Mitchell’s AutoZone at gunpoint on Sunday is linked to “several robberies” that occurred in Sioux City, Iowa, and throughout southeastern South Dakota.
ALCESTER — A third person has died from injuries sustained in Monday’s fatal crash in Alcester. Pearl “Tex” Sowell, 95, died Thursday from injuries sustained when an elderly driver struck a group of people outside the Alcester Care and Rehab Center and crashed into the building Monday.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Glen Eng during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Virginia Abdo, 42, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to identify theft and grand theft between $1,000 and $2,500. She was sentenced to four years of probation and was ordered to serve 28 days in jail, receiving credit for 10. She was also ordered to pay $1,458 in fines and costs.