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

  • Jeanna Bland, 41, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to obstructing law enforcement, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Sentenced to 60 days in jail suspended; Must pay a $500 fine and $86.50 in court costs.
  • Francois Marx, 23, of Wessington Springs, 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 $500 fine, $145 in prosecution costs, $86.50 in court costs and a $50 DUI surcharge.
  • Jasmine Ratliff, 26, of Kent, Washington, 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 $500 fine, $153.72 in prosecution costs and $86.50 in court costs;
  • Louis Montgomery, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, 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 imposition of sentence with credit for one year and three days served; Sentenced to four years probation; Must pay $1,250 for a psychological evaluation, $156.50 in prosecution costs, $106.50 in court costs and $19.09 in restitution; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Melody Ringing Shield, 29, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to four counts of identity theft, 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 for a previous conviction of unauthorized ingestion of methamphetamine, 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.
  • David Stock, 55, 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; 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.
  • John Peterson, 50, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession with intent to distribute 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; 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.
  • Charles Willson, 27, of Whitewood, 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 and obstructing law enforcement, 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 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.
  • Ronnie Whitaker, 30, 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 aggravated eluding, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000.
  • Debra Coffman, 52, of Springfield, pleaded 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; Court granted a suspended imposition of sentence; Sentenced to four years probation and three days in jail with credit for three days served; Must pay a $1,000 fine, $145.20 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Adrian Fredricks, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of hash wax, 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 prison suspended, 21 days in jail with credit for nine days served and four years probation; Must pay a $1,000 fine, $158 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Jarvis Skunk, 44, of Lower Brule, pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property, 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 prison suspended and 98 days in jail with credit for 98 days served; 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; Sentenced to 30 days in jail suspended; Driving privileges revoked for 30 days; Must pay fines totaling $1,250, $233.16 in restitution, $193 in court costs and a $50 DUI surcharge; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Joseph Spencer, 37, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison suspended with credit for 80 days served and four years probation 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 $1,000 fine, $150.40 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Sentenced consecutively to five years in prison with credit for 97 days served for violating probation for a previous conviction of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II; Sentenced concurrently to four years probation; Must successfully complete Team Challenge program; Must pay all previously ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Arnold Hopkins, 39, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, 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 prison with credit for 18 days served; Must pay $170 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II; Sentenced concurrently to five years in prison with credit for 106 days served; Admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of forgery, a Class 5 felony; sentenced concurrently to five years in prison with credit for 20 days served; Must repay all previously ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Jamie Bowen, 40, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to a hit and run causing injury, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Sentenced to 180 days in jail with 172 days suspended and credit for eight days served; Must pay $15,657.22 in restitution and $106.50 in court costs; 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 prison with three years suspended and credit for 116 days served; Must repay all previously ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Melissa Hedger, 44, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, 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 prison suspended with credit for eight days served and four years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $170 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Admitted to 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; Sentenced consecutively to two years in prison suspended with credit for 32 days served; Must pay all previously ordered amounts; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Justin Olson, 36 of Delmont, pleaded guilty to first-degree petty theft, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a fine of $2,000; Sentenced to 92 days in jail with 80 days suspended and credit for 12 days served; Pleaded guilty to 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; Sentenced consecutively to 30 days in jail suspended; Must pay fines totaling $300, restitution totaling $837 and $153 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.
  • Miranda Hoff, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to first-degree petty theft, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a fine of $2,000; Court granted a suspended imposition of sentence; Must pay $463.93 in restitution, a $300 fine and $86.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.