The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

  • Acoya Maina, 28, of Star Prairie, Wisconsin, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; And use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class 2 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in the county jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for Oct. 21.
  • Hailee Flores, 26, of Parkston, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and 67 days in jail with credit for 67 days served for possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $197.80 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs.

  • Keyanah Kirchmeier, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to distribution of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; And possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Jury trial scheduled for Oct. 21.
  • Neal Ferguson, 40, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended, 20 days in the county jail with credit for 14 days served and two years probation for delivery of drug paraphernalia, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Must complete GED; Must pay a fine of $750, $141.20 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Lyndsay Hawk, 33, of Mitchell, denied violating probation for a previous conviction of grand theft of more than $1,000 but less than or equal to $2,500, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Next court appearance scheduled for July 9.
  • Emily Biffle, 34, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to a first-offense DUI, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Court granted a suspended imposition of sentence; Must pay a fine of $500, $145 in prosecution costs, $86.50 in court costs and a $50 DUI surcharge; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Alexis Habben, 23, of Lake Andes, was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 144 days served for the manufacture, distribution or possession of drugs in schedules I or II, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; Sentenced concurrently to five years in the state penitentiary with three years suspended for possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Must pay a total of $1,996.80 in prosecution costs, a fine of $1,500 and $213 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Eber Surat Gomez, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to simple assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Sentenced for 35 days in the county jail with credit for 35 days served; Must pay $86.50 in court costs and $23.80 in prosecution costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Fredrick Melmer, 20, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, credit for 23 days served and four years probation; Must repay all previously-ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Jose Sanchez, 41, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $30,000; Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 20.
  • Jamie Bowen, 40, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Court granted a suspended execution of sentence; Sentenced to 90 days in the county jail with credit for 57 days served and four years probation; Must repay previously-ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Dakota Fallis, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, methamphetamine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentencing scheduled for July 23.
  • Kristy McManus, 42, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; And use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class 2 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in the county jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for Oct. 21.
  • Stephanie Pietz, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, methamphetamine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Admitted to violating probation for three previous convictions of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II; Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 6.
  • Scott Riddell, 55, of Plankinton, pleaded guilty to a fourth-offense DUI, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Sentencing scheduled for July 23.
  • Michael Weddell, 32, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of simple assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Court granted a suspended imposition of sentence; Given credit for 65 days served and sentenced to two years probation; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.