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SALEM — A Bridgewater man attempted to flee police after being sentenced to three days in jail for petty theft, but he was later captured. Nineteen-year-old Mason West was sentenced to three days in county jail at approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, with one day to be served immediately, according to court documents. West was escorted out of the courtroom by McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris to an office so Morris could fill out paperwork before transporting West to the Davison County Jail.
PARKSTON — For the fifth time in the past six years, the Huron and Parkston-based 153rd Engineer Battalion and Forward Support Company received a national award for family engagement and support. This week, the 153rd received the Reserve Family Readiness Award (RFRA) for the Army National Guard in Washington, D.C.
A woman was arrested at her Mitchell apartment for meth possession following a parole search. On the morning of March 21, police executed a search at the Sixth Avenue apartment and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia throughout the apartment, and Rose Marshall admitted to using meth, according to court documents. A urinalysis tested positive for meth and THC.
A Mitchell woman on parole was arrested for distributing marijuana. Officers conducted a parole search at Tessa Claussen's residence on March 20, during which they found a safe with more than 1 pound of marijuana bagged in 1 ounce bags, according to court documents. Also inside the safe were a digital scale and measuring scoop. Officers found glass pipes, blunts and cups with raw marijuana inside. Claussen, 24, allegedly admitted to selling marijuana and a urine sample tested positive for THC.
A shirtless Mitchell man was Tased by police after allegedly smashing a beer bottle on a woman's head and biting a man's finger at a local bar. On March 17, police responded to Thirsty's bar on Main Street in Mitchell, and approached 24-year-old Dahjrick Clark, who was not wearing a shirt, according to court documents. He refused officers' commands and then ran away, at which point an officer deployed his Taser, striking Clark. Clark was apprehended without further incident, according to court documents.
The Davison County Commission will hear an update on the local jail on Tuesday. The five-person board will welcome Corrections Administrator Don Radel regarding the jail, a discussion which will take place during the board's regular 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting. The commission will meet at the Davison County North Offices. Agenda items The commission's agenda is as follows: • 9 a.m.: Call the meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, consider approving minutes from the previous meeting and hear citizen input and board reports.
A 47-year-old Mitchell man faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty this week to raping a 15-year-old girl. Steven Nichols pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape this week, stemming from a January incident in which he had non-consensual intercourse with the teenager. The juvenile claimed she was too afraid to say or do anything to stop the intercourse that occured in her home, according to court documents.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Feb. 26 and March 12. • Cody A. Zobel, 27, Mitchell; no driver's license; $54 fine; $66 costs; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; obey all laws.
A Mitchell man will not spend any time in jail after setting off explosives near a Mitchell apartment earlier this year. On Jan. 19, Mitchell police responded to a report of a loud "explosion" outside of an apartment complex located on East First Avenue. The explosion shook the building and rattled windows, but did not cause any damage, according to court documents. Several neighbors identified Andrew Castle as the culprit and said he sets off similar explosions up to four times each week in the early morning hours.
A man who authorities arrested this month for failing to return to jail allegedly made a weapon out of a toothbrush and threatened to kill a corrections officer at Davison County Jail. Jeremy Moore, 40, of Mitchell, was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of unauthorized articles in jail, a class 2 felony that is punishable upon conviction of up to 25 years in prison.