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

  • Kathleen Hamel, 28, of Durango, Colorado, pleaded guilty to ingestion of marijuana, 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, $148.86 in prosecution costs and $86.50 in court costs;
  • Hazael Velazquez Herrera, 26, of Burnsville, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to 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 granted a suspended imposition of sentence; Must pay a fine of $2,000, $135.20 in prosecution costs and $86.50 in court costs.
  • Justin Meyer, 39, of Mitchell, 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 Feb. 10.
  • Amber Lautt, 27, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to grand theft of more than $1,000 and 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; Sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended, credit for 53 days served and four years probation; Must complete James Valley Drug and DUI Court program; Must pay $1,720.65 in restitution, $106.50 in court costs and a maximum of $40 in prosecution costs; Sentenced consecutively to four years in the state penitentiary with four years suspended and credit for 134 days served for 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 concurrently to four years in the state penitentiary with four years suspended and credit for 134 days served for violating probation for a previous conviction of aiding and abetting third-degree burglary, a Class 5 felony; Must repay all previously-ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Cole Gustafson, 25, of Mitchell, 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; Jury trial scheduled for Feb. 10.
  • James Kiefer, 48, of Aberdeen, 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 Feb. 10.
  • Karen Gilman, 36, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to two counts 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; Sentencing scheduled for Nov. 12.
  • Margaret Medicine Horn, 24, of Wagner, was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 113 days served for the manufacture, distribution or possession of a drug 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; Must obtain GED; Must pay $263.10 in prosecution costs and $104 in court costs; Sentenced concurrently to five years in the state penitentiary with credit for 189 days served for 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; Must repay all previously-ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Waylon Red Day, 32, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of grand theft of more than $1,000 and 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; Sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary with credit for 34 days served; Must repay all previously-ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Michael Russell, 39, of Stickney, pleaded guilty to 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; And 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; Sentencing scheduled for Nov. 12.
  • Sapphire Big Eagle Obago, 25, 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; 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 Feb. 10.
  • Jamie Bowen, 40, 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; Jury trial scheduled for Feb. 10.
  • Jamie Shay, 34, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two concurrent sentences of five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 73 and 83 days served for two counts 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; Must pay a total of $453.71 in prosecution costs and $113 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Darcy Schleder, 32, of Mitchell, denied 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; Status hearing scheduled for Nov. 26.
  • Justin Olson, 36, of Delmont, pleaded not guilty to simple assault and first-degree petty theft, both of which are Class 1 misdemeanors which carry a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; And second-degree petty theft, a Class 2 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in the county jail and a fine of $500; Status hearing scheduled for Nov. 26.
  • Melissa Palmer, a.k.a. Melissa Hedger, 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; Denied violating probation for a previous conviction of cruelty to animals, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Status hearing scheduled for Nov. 26.
  • Marcos Davila Jr., 38, of Mitchell, denied violating probation for previous convictions 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; And failure to appear, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Status hearing scheduled for Nov. 12.
  • Dwayne Eckhoff, 49, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 60 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 serve 14 additional days in jail while waiting to enter treatment; Must repay all previously-ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Corban Johnson, 25, of Sioux Falls, was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended, 16 days in the county jail with credit for six days served and two 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; Drivers license revoked for one year; Must pay a fine of $750, $145 for a blood test, $120 in additional testing costs, $106.50 in court costs and a $50 DUI surcharge.
  • Kristy McManus, 43, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to 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; Sentenced to 30 days in the county jail with 30 days suspended; Must pay a fine of $500, $132.20 in prosecution costs, and $86.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Nathan Sarha, 36, 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 credit for 115 days served; Admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of failure to appear, 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, credit for 11 days served and four years probation; Must repay all previously-ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
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