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Circuit court from 4/4

The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Tim Bjorkman during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Tim Bjorkman during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

Sentencings

• Lavern White Mouse, 64, of Fort Thompson, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, credit for 29 days served. White Mouse is charged with possession of hydrocodone.

• Justin Curtis, 27, of Mitchell, was sentenced to four years in prison, four years suspended, for ingestion of a controlled substance and possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana. He was also sentenced to two years in prison, two years suspended to 180 days with credit for 94 served for identity theft. He was then sentenced to another two years in prison, with two years suspended to 180 days, with credit for 94 served, for identity theft and forgery. He will serve another 40 days starting Dec. 1 and 40 more days starting Mar. 1, 2018. All sentences run concurrently.

• Nathaniel Scott, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced to a reimposition of a previous sentence along with three years of added probation for possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with credit for 175 days served. The remaining days are suspended if admitted to Stepping Stones.

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• Jessica Curtis, 32, of Mitchell, was sentenced to four years in prison, suspended to 90 days in jail, with credit for 82 days served for possession of controlled substances and unauthorized ingestion of controlled substances. The remaining days would be suspended if she enters the Keystone treatment facility. She had three years probation added to her sentence.

• James Kerr, 41, of Mitchell, was sentenced to a reimposition of a sentence, with credit for time served, and three years of probation for possession of a controlled substance. He was also sentenced to four years in prison with four suspended for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and second-degree petty theft of $400 or less. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

• Wetu Kiyukan, 21, of Mitchell, was sentenced to one year in a prison, one year suspended to 90 days in jail, with credit for 49 days served, and probation for three years for second-degree escape. She was also sentenced to a four-year sentence, concurrent with the first sentence, for possession of methamphetamine.

Guilty pleas and admissions

• Nicholas Compton, 26, of Mount Vernon, pleaded guilty to first offence driving under the influence, and was sentenced to a suspended imposition of sentence. Compton was placed on probation and had his license suspended. He was also given 30 days in jail, with credit for one day served, and will be eligible for work release.

• Timothy Rollins, 28, of Huron, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 180 days in jail, with 34 days to be served immediately and 146 days served starting Dec. 1. He was also ordered to complete Teen Challenge.

• Izaah Gertsema, 21, of Sioux Falls, admitted to violating probation by failing to update address, losing his job and not registering as an offender. Gertsema was sentenced to two years and eight months at the state penitentiary, with credit for time served. The sentence is to run concurrent with a pending case in Minnehaha County. Gertsema was originally charged with fourth-degree rape.

• Matthew Messer, 35, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation by consuming alcohol and not completing the CBISA program. He was released back to probation, with the terms of applying for a SCRAM bracelet, and credit for 207 days served. Messer was originally placed on probation for grand theft valued between $2,500 and $5,000 and has violated probation once.

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• Thomas Rodney Sessions Jr., 50, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation by failing to report to court services. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail, with credit for 14 days served. Sessions Jr. was originally placed on probation for driving under the influence.

• Margaret Wingert, 22, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation by misusing a controlled substance. She will be sentenced May 30. She was originally placed on probation for possession of a controlled substance.

Not guilty pleas and denials

• Hudson Buckingham, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, use or possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana; possession of a firearm or weapon on school premises, obstruction of police, jailer or firefighter; no driver's license. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Eric Conrad, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to third-degree burglary, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. A trial is scheduled for July.

• Amy Crandall, 25, of Wolsey, pleaded not guilty unauthorized ingestion of controlled drug/substance. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Tyler McGregor, 36, of Canistota, pleaded not guilty to livestock fraud. A trial was scheduled for July.

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• Laura Miller, 48, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to second-degree burglary and misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Eric B. Rumbolz, 22, of Dimock, denied violating probation. His trial is set for April 18. Rumbolz was originally placed on probation for possession of a controlled substance, failure to maintain financial responsibility, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and open alcohol container in a vehicle.

Continuances and warrants

• Aaron Cooper, 34, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance of two weeks, as his lawyer was out sick. Cooper is charged with of grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500 and false reporting to authorities.

• Lewis Freeman, 34, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Freeman is charged with two counts of failing to register a new address, possessing an altered nondriver ID card, open alcohol container accessible in vehicle, driving with a suspended license and renewal registration during assigned month.

• Loni Grochow, 35, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance of two weeks, as her lawyer was out sick. Grochow is charged with domestic abuse simple assault, possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and simple assault intentionally causing bodily injury.

• Megan Hemmah, 27, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance of two weeks, as her lawyer was out sick. Hemmah is charged with possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Richard Hover, 37, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance. He is originally charged with possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing or distributing.

• Joseph Jandreau, 33, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance. He is originally charged with domestic simple assault intentionally causing bodily injury and domestic abuse aggravated assault.

• Joseph McGee, 33, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. McGee is charged with domestic abuse simple assault intentionally causing bodily injury, domestic abuse simple assault third offense and interfering with emergency communications.

• Myhalee Metcalf, 22, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. She was also granted a continuance of two weeks, as her lawyer was out sick. Metcalf is charged with simple assault, unauthorized ingestion of controlled drug, possession of 2 ounces or less or marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Alice Sentell, 28, of Mitchell, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. She was also granted a continuance of two weeks, as her lawyer was out sick. Sentell is charged with domestic abuse aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic abuse aggravated assault bodily injury with a dangerous weapon.

• Marco Sherman, 22, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance of two weeks, as his lawyer was out sick. Sherman is charged with first-degree and second-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery.

• Catrelle Two Bulls, 27, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance of two weeks, as her lawyer was out sick. Two Bulls is charged with unauthorized ingestion of controlled substance and probation violations.

• Neva Taylor, 41, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance of two weeks, as her lawyer was out sick. Taylor is charged with possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized ingestion of controlled substance, possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and keep place for use or sale of controlled substance.

• Chelsea Weller, 27 of Mitchell, was granted a continuance of two weeks. Weller is originally charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substances and possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana.

• Wanda Jennings, 45, of Letcher, was granted a continuance of two weeks. She is originally charged with possession of a controlled substance and probation violations.

• Katie Valle, 31 of Mitchell, was granted a continuance, as she had been newly appointed council. She is originally charged with possession of a controlled substance and prescription/nonprescription drugs and possession of unauthorized items in jail.

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