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Police are searching for a person involved in a chase and a crash in Mitchell early Sunday morning. The unidentified suspect reportedly was stopped in the 700 block of W. 5th Avenue by law enforcement, but as police were approaching the car, the driver took off. A pursuit began, but it was abandoned when police determined the situation was unsafe. Minutes after the chase ended, Mitchell Public Safety received a call stating that someone had crashed and almost hit a house in the 400 block of N. Foster Street, then had driven away.
A man accused of violating probation got away from police in three high-speed chases before being found and arrested Friday. Logan Sapp, 22, of Alexandria, was accused of violating probation, and warrants for his arrest had been issued. Knowing this, when an officer saw Sapp getting into the driver's seat of a Chevy Tahoe at 2:55 a.m. on July 31, he tried to stop him from leaving.
Mitchell police are investigating an assault report that occurred last week and left a woman with several non-life threatening injuries. Officials have not released the woman’s name, but a post on Tonya Moe’s Facebook page describes the same alleged assault that police described in a Monday press release.
The Mitchell City Council will gather at 5 p.m. Monday to continue the discussion about the 2019 city budget, holding a work session. The meeting will be at the Mitchell City Hall council chambers at 612 N. Main Street. The council expects to discuss capital projects during the meeting, as the city has tentatively scheduled to spend $11.2 million in capital outlay funding for 2019. That primarily includes street and drainage work, equipment and infrastructure work.
The Davison County Commission will continue discussing the 2019 budget and approve recommended land plats. The commissioners are holding their regular weekly meeting starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices building, 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell. The meeting agenda includes: • 9 a.m.: Call to meeting to order; recite Pledge of Allegiance; approve minutes from previous meeting; hear citizens' input and board member reports. • 9:15 a.m.: Meet as Board of Adjustment for Derek Mueller application.
A Mitchell man was arrested Friday night for allegedly choking a woman. According to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, Darren Grassrope, 50, is accused of pulling a woman onto a bed by her hair and then putting her in a chokehold following a dispute on Thursday. The victim reported the incident to police on Friday, and Grassrope was placed under arrest at 8:17 p.m. Grassrope is charged with aggravated domestic assault. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000.
BONESTEEL—A man was arrested on Aug. 4 after police reportedly received a call from a woman saying that she had been beaten and needed assistance. Police found the woman walking west on U.S. Highway 18 about a quarter-mile west of Bonesteel. She told them that Wilford Old Lodge, 34, had hit her, thrown her and previously threatened to kill her. She also said that Old Lodge had told her that if she were to call the police, he would "take care of them."
An Aug. 3 traffic stop in Lyman County ended with a man being charged with two felonies and four misdemeanors. Lyle Tibbitts, 25, of Kyle, was pulled over by South Dakota Highway Patrol at 4:38 p.m. when an officer noted that the van he was driving did not have a rear license plate. The officer reportedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle and found that Tibbitts' license was suspended. When the van was searched, a scale covered in marijuana residue, two plastic bags of marijuana, a powder later identified as Peyote, a rifle and ammunition were found.
Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a Mitchell man who allegedly committed an assault. On July 26, an injured woman was found in an apartment on West Fifth Avenue. She reportedly told police that John Peterson, 49, had hurt her. The woman's injuries included a partially collapsed lung, rib fractures, various bruising and redness and a scraped nose. Blood was also allegedly found in one of her ears. Peterson is being prosecuted for aggravated domestic assault, a Class 3 felony. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $30,000.
More than $1,000 in cash was stolen from a vehicle in the southern part of Mitchell overnight Thursday into Friday. The Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers said between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, an unknown person or persons entered a vehicle in the 3200 block of South Rowley Street and took the cash from a vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this crime or any others is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 996-1700. Callers do not have to identify themselves and cash rewards are available for information that leads to an arrest of the subject or subjects involved.