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A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possessing marijuana and hashish. Ronnie Dennis Whitaker, 21, is accused of possessing hashish -- a sticky, thick and dark-colored resin made from marijuana -- and 2 ounces or less of marijuana. He is scheduled for trial in October. Possession of hashish is a Class 4 felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Two Mitchell residents have pleaded not guilty to four felony drug charges. Jacob Mark Fredericks, 22, and Tanisha Pearl Jeno, 19, entered the pleas Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Both have been charged with possession of propoxyphene, a controlled substance prescribed for pain relief; possession with intent to distribute more than 1 ounce but less than one-half pound of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute more than one ounce but less than one-half pound of marijuana in a school zone; and possession of more than 2 ounces but less than one-half pou
A Mitchell man had a prison sentence reinstated after he admitted to violating his probation. Timothy Gordon Rollins, 22, had a five-year suspended prison sentence reimposed by Judge Sean O'Brien on Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. O'Brien suspended two years of the sentence and ordered Rollins to pay $45 in urinalysis costs and any other court-appointed fees.
A Mitchell man who admitted to numerous probation violations received an extension of his probation terms accompanied by a stern warning from Judge Sean O'Brien on Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. "I don't want you to get the impression that the court treats these violations lightly. We're not in the habit of giving second chances," O'Brien told Ben Gjertson, 25. "We're not going to tolerate any further violations.
An 81-year-old Mitchell man has been arrested for repeated sexual contact with an 11-year-old child. Dewayne E. Houser was arrested earlier this month for three counts of sexual contact with a child younger than 16. Court documents allege Houser touched an 11-year-old child's genitals twice between Jan.
A 63-year-old Mitchell man has pleaded not guilty to having sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy. Donald Loren Anderson entered the plea Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. He was arrested on May 12 for allegedly having sexual contact with the subject at Anderson's residence. The charge is a Class 3 felony that carries with it a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. He is scheduled for trial in October.
A Mitchell man who had nearly 2,500 images and videos of child pornography on his computer received two concurrent six-year suspended penitentiary sentences Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Chad Lee Voeltz, 38, received the sentences after earlier pleading guilty to two charges of possession of child pornography. He must serve 100 days in the Davison County Jail and be on probation for six years.
Dice Financial Services Group and the Morgan Theeler Law Firm will share a building at 1700 N. Sanborn Blvd., just west of the Palace Mall. Construction began this week on a professional office building at the location. The 13,000-square-foot facility will be located on the campus of the ELO accounting firm. Tom Dice, president of Dice Financial Services Group, said his firm will locate in the south portion of the building and the Morgan Theeler Law Firm will be located in the north end. Each firm will have its own independent location.
The Mitchell School Board will officially start a new fiscal year when it holds its annual reorganizational meeting at 5 p.m. today in Room 116 at the Mitchell Technical Institute north campus. It will be the only school board meeting in July. The board will, as part of business, select a new president to replace current President Brenda Freidel and confirm re-elected board member Dana Price for another three-year term of office.
PICKSTOWN -- The Charles Mix Sheriff's Office reported Sunday that Spillway Drive, which is below the Fort Randall Dam at Pickstown, has been closed until further notice. The roadway was washed out in places by recent high water releases. No other details were available.