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Felony court cases for April 16

The Davison County Public Safety Center serves as the home for county lockup. (Matt Gade/Republic)

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

• Dustin Feistner, 39, of Woonsocket, pleaded not guilty to domestic abuse simple assault in an attempt to put another in fear of bodily harm, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Jury trial scheduled for Aug. 12.

• Kevin Freeman Jr., 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, failed to appear on charges of possession with intent to distribute one pound or more of marijuana, a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $30,000; 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; And 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; Court issued a $10,000 cash bench warrant.

• Austin Wipf, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to failing to update sex offender registration, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Denied violating probation on a previous conviction for fourth-degree rape, a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $30,000; Next appearance scheduled for April 30.

• Martin Garnett Jr., 52, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation on a previous conviction 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; Sentencing scheduled for April 30.

• Zachary Raborn, 30, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation on a previous conviction 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; Sentencing scheduled for April 30.

• Bryndi Countryman, 38, of Sioux Falls, 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; 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 Aug. 12.

• Stephen Vantassel, 28, of Palisade, Colorado, was granted a suspended imposition of sentence for possession of more than two ounces and less than one half pound of marijuana, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Sentenced to two years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $451.60 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Anthony VanEverdingen, 28, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to making threatening or harassing contact by telephone or other means of electronic communication, 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; Sentenced to 96 days in the county jail with 90 days suspended; Must pay a fine of $500, $86.50 in court costs and $37.37 in prosecution costs

• Nicole Jarding, 28, 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, $86.50 in court costs and a $50 DUI surcharge; Must repay $145 for a blood test.

• Spencer Morgan, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of one ounce or less of marijuana, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Sentencing scheduled for May 21.

• William Frederick, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended, credit for 15 days served and three years probation for a third-offense DUI, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Sentenced consecutively to two years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended and credit for 29 days served and concurrently to three years probation for a third-offense DUI; Sentenced concurrently to 99 days in the county jail with 90 days suspended and credit for nine days served for impersonation to deceive a law enforcement officer, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Must complete the James Valley DUI Court program; Must pay $2,000 in fines, $299.50 in court costs, $157.29 in restitution and $100 in DUI surcharges; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Lawrence Thunder Horse, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to failing to appear, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Jury trial scheduled for Aug. 12.

• Becky Skovbo, 41, of Mitchell, was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 75 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 credit for 75 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 $1,250, $335.20 in prosecution costs and $213 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Kammi Harless, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to grand theft of more than $5,000 and less than $100,000.01, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; Jury trial scheduled for Aug. 12.

• Gregory King, 50, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to a hit and run causing death or injury, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; 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; And use or possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to maintain financial responsibility, both of which are Class 2 misdemeanors which carry a maximum penalty of 30 days in the county jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for Aug. 12.

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