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Circuit court cases from 4/19

The following cases were among those heard during a circuit court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: Not-guilty pleas o Patricia Archambeau, 54, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of m...

The following cases were among those heard during a circuit court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell:

Not-guilty pleas

• Patricia Archambeau, 54, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Jamie Benedict, 29, of Spearfish, pleaded not guilty to first-degree escape and possession of drugs with intent to distribute. A trial was scheduled for July. Benedict is also charged as a habitual offender.

• Rhonda Carson, 59, of Ethan, pleaded not guilty to simple assault against a law enforcement officer and obstructing police, jailer or firefighter. A trial was scheduled for July.

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• Eric Conrad, 29, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and tetrahydrocannabinol, ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A trial was scheduled for July. A request for work search was approved.

• James Gibbs, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of cocaine and possession of marijuana. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Taylor Hall, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Sterling Keizer, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated criminal entry of a motor vehicle, committing a felony while carrying a firearm, two counts of grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500, causing intentional damage to property and two counts of reckless use of weapons. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Skyler Leiferman, 20, of Chamberlain, pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary and grand theft between $2,500 and $5,000. A trial was scheduled for July.

• River Malatare, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500 and denied violating probation by failing to stay in contact with court services. A trial was scheduled for July. Malatare was originally convicted of fourth-degree rape.

• Andy McQuistion, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary and grand theft valued between $2,500 and $5,000. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Bobbee St. John, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. A trial was scheduled for July.

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Guilty pleas

• Timothy Bingham, 54, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Dec. 6. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Charges of ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for Friday.

• Alyssah Dirkes, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine between Feb. 7 and Feb. 10, 2015, and distribution of marijuana on Sept. 2. The maximum penalty is seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. Charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. A presentence investigation was ordered, and sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Kelsey Fuehrer, 21, of Huron, admitted to violating probation by ingesting methamphetamine on March 26. The maximum penalty is four years in prison that were previously suspended. Fuehrer was originally convicted of possession of vyvanse and violating probation. Sentencing was scheduled for April 29. A request for bond reduction was denied.

• Dymen Garcia, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute on Jan. 26. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Charges of possession of opiates, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for Friday.

• Rhonda Hammer, 55, of Ethan, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Feb. 10. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. A presentence investigation was ordered, and sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Jacob Kilstrom, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to aggravated eluding and second-offense DUI on Jan. 9. The maximum penalty is two years in prison, one year in jail and a $6,000 fine, and his license will be revoked for one year. Kilstrom was also convicted of DUI for an incident on Nov. 27, 2012. Charges of obstructing police, jailer or firefighter, reckless driving, overdriving road conditions and driving without a license were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for April 29.

• Randy Larrimore, 44, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500 and two counts of first-offense DUI. The maximum penalty is two years in prison, two years in jail and an $8,000 fine. Sentencing was scheduled for April 29. A request for bond reduction was denied.

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• Kevin Mertins, 45, of Willow Lake, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on Oct. 16. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A charge of possession of methamphetamine was dismissed, and the state agreed not to file a habitual offender charge. A presentence investigation was ordered, and sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Jesse Mitchell, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute on Nov. 9. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for May.

• Jesse Pence, 34, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500 between Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Myron Rainbow, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to third-offense DUI on March 26. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine, and his license will be revoked for at least one year. Rainbow was previously convicted of DUI for incidents on June 18, 2011, in Union County and March 18, 2015, in Minnehaha County. Charges of speeding on a state highway, driving without a license, impersonation to deceive law enforcement and violating seat belt laws were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for April 29. A request for bond reduction was granted.

• Levi Sapp, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to ingestion of meprobamate on Nov. 16. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. A charge of first-offense DUI was dismissed. A presentence investigation was ordered, and sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Joshua Weissman, 29, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Dec. 15 and Feb. 5. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute, ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. A presentence investigation was ordered, and sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Rick Winters, 57, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine between Aug. 7 and Aug. 9. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and violating seat belt laws were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for June.

Warrants and continuances

• Tessica Bjornebo, 34, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks as she is being held in the state penitentiary. Bjornebo is charged with possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone and drug paraphernalia.

• Bobbie Blackthunder, 35, of Hankinson, North Dakota, was not present and was granted a continuance for two weeks. Blackthunder is charged with third-degree burglary and grand theft valued over $500.

• Keith Davis, 47, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Davis is charged with possession and ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Schylar Dubray, 21, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Dubray is charged with possession of methamphetamine and tetrahydrocannabinol, ingestion of methamphetamine and cocaine, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Robert Enoch, 28, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance until July, as he is being held in the state penitentiary. Enoch is charged with possession of methamphetamine.

• Linda Frie, 33, of Harrisburg, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Frie is charged with possession of drugs and marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Ashley Houle, 21, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks so she may apply for a court-appointed attorney. Houle is charged with ingestion of lorazepam and zolpidem.

• Cody Meis, 27, of Geddes, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Meis is charged with two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Keith Ott, 44, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Ott is charged with possession of clonazepam.

• Brandon Scott, 34, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance until July. Scott is charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and failing to pay fines from a previous case. Scott was originally convicted of grand theft valued over $500.

• Mona Sharkey, 46, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance until June. She is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, tetrahydrocannabinol, alprazolam, lorazepam and clonazepam, ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Joseph Vasquez, 41, of Mitchell, was assigned a court-appointed attorney and was granted a continuance until Friday. Vasquez is charged violating probation by failing to maintain contact with court services and violating the 24/7 sobriety program. He was originally convicted of ingestion of methamphetamine.

• Lacey Warnke, 28, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks. Warnke is charged with violating probation by failing to maintain contact with court services, ingesting amine screen, driving under the influence and failing to attend counseling. Warnke was originally convicted of misrepresentation to obtain hydrocodone.

• Christopher Wharton, 53, of Emery, was granted a continuance for two weeks. A request for bond reduction was denied. Wharton is charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana.

• Dustin Wilken, 27, of Huron, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Wilken is charged with ingestion of methamphetamine.

• Roberta Woodside, 38, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks. Woodside is charged with ingestion of methamphetamine. She is also charged as a habitual offender.

Sentencing

• Sir Alexander Dussault, 31, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison that was previously suspended, three suspended, for violating probation by failing to maintain contact with court services, failing to take a urinalysis test and lying to police. Dussault's first eligibility for parole is July 2016. Dussault was originally charged with possession and ingestion of a controlled substance.

• Wanda Jennings, 44, of Letcher, was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended to 60 days in jail, for possession of methamphetamine and was placed on probation for three years.

• Dolly Medicinehorn, 41, of Mitchell, was granted a suspended imposition of sentence, but she was ordered to serve 60 days in jail with credit for six days served for possession of tylenol 3 and was placed on probation for three years. Medicinehorn was granted work release and will turn herself in to jail in two weeks.

• Harold Miller, 52, of Mitchell, was sentenced to four years in prison, suspended to 90 days in jail with credit for 69 days served, for ingestion of methamphetamine and was placed on probation for three years. Miller's driver's license was suspended for 10 years and was ordered not to own or possess an automobile, as he has been charged with DUI eight times.

• Bryant Olson, 29, of Moorhead, Minnesota, was sentenced to four years in prison, two suspended, with credit for seven days served for possession of 1 to 10 pounds of marijuana. Olson's first eligibility for parole is October 2016.

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