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Circuit court cases from May 17

The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: Not guilty pleas and denials o John Abdo, 50, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to grand theft. A trial was...

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

Not guilty pleas and denials

• John Abdo, 50, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to grand theft. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Dustin Burroughs, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine, violation of a protection order and possession of marijuana. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Camille Cournoyer, 35, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to grand theft valued between $2,500 and $5,000. A trial was scheduled for July.

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• Sir Dussault, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of methamphetamine. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Donna Gee, 23, of Artesian, pleaded not guilty to identity theft. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Jerome Hofer, 23, of Wendell, Idaho, pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree rape of a person between 13 and 16. A trial was scheduled for July. A request for release on a personal recognizance bond was approved.

• Cruz Morrell, 23, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to fourth-offense DUI, second-degree escape, grand theft valued between $5,000 and $100,000, driving with a revoked license and driving on the wrong side of the road. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Melody Ringing Shield, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Ringing Shield was appointed an attorney, and a trial was scheduled for July.

• Rodney Titus, 28, of Huron, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm with a prior felony drug conviction. A trial was scheduled for July. A request for a furlough was denied.

• Jennifer Traversie, 43, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to grand theft valued between $2,500 and $5,000. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Katie Valle, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession and ingestion of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, forgery, simple assault and two counts of violating a conditional bond. A trial was scheduled for July. An eight-hour furlough was approved to collect items from her residence. A request for release on a personal recognizance bond was denied.

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• Lacey Warnke, 28, of Mitchell, denied violating probation by missing appointments with court services and ingesting amine screen. Warnke was originally convicted of misrepresentation to obtain hydrocodone. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Dustin Wilken, 27, of Huron, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine. A trial was scheduled for July. A request for release on a personal recognizance bond was approved.

• Russell Wright, 48, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to grand theft. A trial was scheduled for July.

Guilty pleas and admissions

• Patricia Archambeau, 54, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Aug. 19 and April 12. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Charges of ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of clonazepam, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for June. A request for release on a personal recognizance bond was approved, but Archambeau must take a drug test three times a week.

• Keith Davis, 47, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Nov. 28. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Charges of ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Agnes Drapeaux, 26, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation by missing appointments with court services. The maximum penalty is four years in prison that were previously suspended. A limited updated presentence investigation was ordered, and sentencing was scheduled for July. Drapeaux was originally convicted of ingestion of methamphetamine.

• Richard Jimerson, 45, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to third-offense DUI on March 3. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Jimerson's license will be revoked for a minimum of one year. Jimerson said he drank 18 beers before driving, and a PBT showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.229 percent. Jimerson has previously been convicted of DUI for incidents on Dec. 9, 2008, and Jan. 4, 2009, in Pennington County. Charges of driving with a revoked license and having sexual contact with a person not capable of consent were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for June.

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• Kane McBrayer, 20, of Ethan, admitted to violating probation by using marijuana. The maximum penalty is two years in prison that were previously suspended. McBrayer was originally convicted of aggravated eluding. McBrayer will also plead guilty to driving with a revoked license, and all other allegations will be dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for June.

• Michael Sligar, 53, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Feb. 27, having used it in days prior. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Charges of ingestion of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and simple assault were dismissed, and the state agreed not to file a habitual offender charge. A presentence investigation was ordered, and sentencing was scheduled for June. A request for bond reduction was denied. Bond is currently set at $500.

Sentencings

• Ashley Cleveland, 32, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 20 days in jail with credit for 9 days served, and was placed on probation for three years for possession of methamphetamine. Cleveland will be released for treatment at Worthmore Addiction Services in Aberdeen and was ordered to enroll in the 24/7 sobriety program.

• Jesse Mitchell, 21, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended to 30 days in prison and 60 days in jail with credit for seven days served, for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Mitchell was ordered to enroll in the 24/7 sobriety program.

• Shace Roberts, 32, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 90 days in jail with credit for five days served, and was placed on probation until September 2018 for possession of methamphetamine. Roberts received no additional time for a probation violation in another case. Roberts was originally convicted of ingestion of methamphetamine.

• Brandon Scott, 34, of Sioux Falls, was committed to the Human Services Center in Yankton for five years due to his bipolar disorder after he pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on Dec. 26. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. Scott also owes $189.29 in fines, costs and restitution on a former grand theft conviction, but he was granted a continuance on that matter until June.

Warrants and continuances

• Jeffrey Johnson, 50, of Mitchell, was not present, as he has not yet been served with a warrant. Johnson was granted a continuance for two weeks. Johnson is charged with possession of tramadol.

• Selah McClain, 21, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was not present, as she has not yet been served with a warrant. McClain was granted a continuance for two weeks. McClain is charged with possession of delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and ingestion of an intoxicant other than an alcoholic beverage.

• Joan Merriman Cosby, 47, of New Hope, Minnesota, was not present, as she has not yet been served with a warrant. Merriman Cosby was granted a continuance for two weeks. Merriman Cosby is charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Curtis Miller, 30, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance until June. He is charged with violating probation by leaving the 24/7 program and absconding on probation. Miller was originally convicted of second-degree escape, and he previously admitted to a prior probation violation.

• Joshua Weber, 21, of Woonsocket, was granted a continuance for two weeks. He is charged with possession of alprazolam and clonazepam.

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