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Circuit court roundup from May 3

The following cases were among those heard on May 3 during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: Sentencings o Latricia Arcoren, 24, of Mitchell, was given a continuation of a previous sentence, plus 78 d...

The following cases were among those heard on May 3 during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell:

Sentencings

• Latricia Arcoren, 24, of Mitchell, was given a continuation of a previous sentence, plus 78 days in jail with credit for 78 days served, for violating probation by failing to maintain employment, failing to keep in touch with court services, failing to take drug tests, not acquiring her GED and talking to a person to whom she was supposed to have no contact. Arcoren was originally sentenced for possession of a controlled substance.

• Tessa Claussen, 22, of Mitchell, was given a continuation of a previous sentence, plus 180 days in jail with credit for 167 days served, and was placed on probation for two years for violating probation by using marijuana. Claussen will be transported to Worthmore Addiction Services in Aberdeen. Claussen was originally sentenced for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

• Albert Heck, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended to 180 days in jail with credit for 100 days served, for grand theft valued between $100,000 and $500,000. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail, concurrent with the first sentence, for first-offense DUI, and his license will be revoked. Heck will be transported to Worthmore Addiction Services in Aberdeen.

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• Donald Fast Horse, 43, of Lake Andes, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on March 14 and was sentenced to five years in prison, three-and-a-half years suspended with credit for 10 days served, concurrent with a previous sentence. The state agreed not to file a habitual offender charge. An ingestion of methamphetamine charge was dismissed.

• Gjoa Moen, 20, of Mitchell, was granted a continuation of a previous sentence plus 126 days in jail, with credit for 126 days served, for violating probation by failing to update her contact information, using methamphetamine and marijuana and leaving a treatment program. Additionally, Moen must enroll in the ARCH treatment program in Sioux Falls. Moen was originally sentenced for ingestion of methamphetamine.

• Becky Skovbo, 38, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 180 days in jail, for possession of methamphetamine and was placed on probation for 10 years. Charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Skovbo was also not given custody of her children. Work search was granted.

• Timothy Summers, 27, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended to 90 days in jail, for causing intentional damage to property valued between $5,000 and $100,000 and was placed on probation for two years. A charge of failure to stop was dismissed.

• Monterion Winfrey, 18, of Rapid City, was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended to 120 days in jail with credit for 60 days served, for grand theft and was placed on probation for two years. Job search and work release were granted.

Guilty pleas

• Ashley Cleveland, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine on March 17. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Charges of possession of alprazolam, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed. Sentencing was scheduled for May. Bond was revoked, but Cleveland was granted a furlough before turning herself in to jail.

• Matthew Sweeney, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to identity theft between Nov. 6 and Nov. 24. The maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Two additional counts of identity theft were dismissed. Sweeney is expected to pay $1,837.95 in restitution. Sentencing was scheduled for May.

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Not guilty pleas

• Ashley Houle, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of lorazepam and zolpidem. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Tanner Kotab, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to abuse or cruelty to a minor less than 7 years old. A trial was scheduled for July. A request to move to Armour and work in Lake Andes was approved.

• Amanda Nicholson, 29, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of cocaine and possession of cocaine, tramadol and marijuana. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Keith Ott, 44, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of clonazepam. A trial was scheduled for July. A request to leave the first judicial circuit for work was approved.

• James Tipton, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm after a prior felony drug conviction. A trial was scheduled for July.

• Hazen Winckler, 18, of Lake Andes, pleaded not guilty to aggravated criminal entry of a motor vehicle, criminal entry of a motor vehicle and intentional damage to property valued between $5,000 and $100,000. A trial was scheduled for July. A request for bond reduction and house arrest were denied.

Warrants and continuances

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• Tianna Allman, 29, of Rapid City, was not present. A bench warrant was issued. Allman is charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine, tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Schylar Dubray, 21, of Mitchell, was not present, having failed to return from a furlough. A bench warrant has already been issued and remains in place. Dubray is charged with possession of methamphetamine, tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• Shawn Duffy, 39, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for two weeks. Duffy is charged with second-degree robbery.

• Ezel Knox, 34, of Trenton, New Jersey, requested a new attorney. His attorney, Doug Papendick, also sought withdrawal from the case. Knox's request was granted. Chris Nipe will be appointed if he is able. Knox is charged with second-degree burglary, impersonation to deceive law enforcement and aggravated assault.

• Wanda Jackson, 35, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance for four weeks so her attorney can gain a treatment evaluation. Jackson is set to be sentenced for possession of methamphetamine.

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