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A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of methamphetamine. Latricia Arcoren, 21, was arrested Sept. 26 after police found a light bulb with methamphetamine residue on it in a trash can in Arcoren's apartment. Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in exchange for Arcoren's guilty plea to the meth charge. A presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing is scheduled for next month.
A 46-year-old Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-offense drunken driving. Richard Sellers was arrested Sept. 15 after a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper observed him make an illegal right turn from Fifth Avenue onto Sanborn Boulevard in Mitchell, and noticed Sellers wasn't wearing a seat belt. During the traffic stop, Sellers failed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. Because Sellers has two prior convictions for DUI within the last 10 years, he faces a felony charge and a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
A Mitchell woman admitted Tuesday to being arrested twice for possession of marijuana and once for shoplifting while on probation for distributing marijuana to a minor. Crystal Otterstrom , 25, admitted she has been arrested multiple times since she pleaded guilty and was convicted last year of distributing 1 ounce or less of marijuana to a minor. A presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing is scheduled for next month.
A Brookings man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one felony drug charge and other related misdemeanors. Brian Egeberg , 29, was arrested Oct. 25 in Mitchell after police allegedly found him intoxicated and walking in a ditch in the rain and snow. He was taken to jail at the Davison County Public Safety Center for a detox hold, and a metal pipe with burnt marijuana residue and a small white pill were allegedly found in his pocket. Egeberg faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
A 21-year-old Mitchell man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge for his role in a Sept. 9 car fire in Mitchell. Matthew Hart pleaded no contest to one count of accessory to felony for helping his 22-year-old brother, Jeremiah Hart, of Huron, and 18-year-old Patrick Red Legs allegedly start a stolen car on fire in the 900 block of West Second Avenue. Matthew Hart had been charged with more severe charges, but those were reduced by prosecutors in exchange for his plea. He now faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A presentence investigation was ordered.
A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge related to his role in a series of vehicle thefts and acts of vandalism in July in Mitchell. Daniel Tingle, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to intentional property damage with a value more than $1,000 but less than $100,000. The charge is a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. In exchange for Tingle's guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed a grand theft charge.
A 20-year-old Minnesota man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of possession of Adderall, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Hunter Hale Gulden faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for possession of Adderall, a felony. He is also charged with posessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. The charges stem from an Oct.
LOWER BRULE -- A 29-year-old Lower Brule man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer. James Ewing Jr. faces a maximum of one in year in prison and a $100,000 fine for resisting an officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Ewing spit in the officer's face during the arrest. Ewing was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A sentencing date has been set for February.
A Rapid City man was arrested Nov. 23 in Mitchell after a Davison County deputy found half a pound of marijuana in the man's vehicle during a traffic stop. Andrew Schorzmann, 26, was stopped by Davison County Deputy Steve Harr on state Highway 37 near Mitchell for a broken headlight. During the stop, Harr noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Schorzmann, who, when questioned, admitted to Harr that he smoked a joint while pheasant hunting earlier in the day, Harr's affidavit says. Schorzmann was arrested for ingesting marijuana.
WINNER -- A 21-year-old Winner woman was sentenced Nov. 27 to three months in prison and six months of supervised release for concealing information about an assault from law enforcement. Alissa Hawkman had knowledge of a felony assault that occurred on April 13 and concealed that knowledge from investigators. She was charged with one count of misprision of a felony, which means she had knowledge of someone who committed a felony and either concealed her knowledge or did not immediately report it to the proper authorities.