The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center, with Judge Chris Giles presiding:

  • John Perryman, 41, of Moorhead, Minnesota, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the amount of a 1/2 pound or less and possession and use of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Perryman pleaded not guilty to marijuana and controlled substance distribution charges. The possession of three or more schedule I or II items is a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. He also faces a Class 4 felony for the possession with intent to distribute more than 1/2 pound but less than a pound of marijuana, which is punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. Perryman faces two Class 5 felonies for the possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II and the possession of more than 1/2 pound but less than a pound of marijuana. A Class 5 felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He also faces a Class 2 misdemeanor. Perryman will now face a jury trial on Dec. 14.
  • Marcus Jordan, 36, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a controlled substance, which is a class 5 felony attached with a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Jordan’s additional charges he was facing that includes use and possession of paraphernalia, possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, first degree petty theft in the amount of more than $400, obstructing a police officer, jailer or firefighter and aggravated criminal entry to a motor vehicle were dismissed. Judge Giles ordered a pre-sentence report to take place Oct. 27. The pre-sentence report will allow Judge Giles to further examine Jordan's criminal history. He was ordered to serve the next several weeks in the Davison County jail until his Oct. 27 court appearance.
  • James Wessels, 38, of Artesian, failed to appear in court Tuesday for charges that include grand theft auto charges in the amount of more than $5,000 and less than $100,000.Wessels charges stem from his arrest in June for stealing a pickup. Wessels has repeatedly failed to appear in court for his hearings. Judge Giles issued a bench warrant for his arrest with no bond.
  • Clifton Red Feather, 48, unknown address, pleaded not guilty to grand theft in the amount of more than $2,500 and less than $5,000, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, open alcoholic beverage container accessible in vehicle and driving without a license. Red Feather was ordered to participate in twice-weekly Urinary Analysis (UA) tests. He will face a jury trial on Dec. 14.
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  • Daisy Hordeyczuk, 27, of Clearwater, Florida, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in the amount of two ounces or less. The possession of a controlled substance charge is a class 5 felony, while the marijuana possession charge is a class 2 misdemeanor. Hordeyczuk will face a jury trial on Dec. 14.
  • Miranda Hoff, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to first degree petty theft in the amount of more than $400. Judge Giles extended Hoff's one year of good behavior sentence, along with ordering her to pay a fine.
  • Kenneth Voss, 34, of Mitchell pleaded not guilty to domestic abuse and domestic assault with the intent to cause serious bodily injury. He will face a jury trial on Dec. 14.
  • Joshua Weber, 26, Woonsocket, was sentenced to enter the Teen Challenge program for a host of charges he was arrested for in mid-June. He was accepted into the program hours before his Tuesday sentencing hearing. Weber was facing several felony charges that include possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence, hit-and-run, driving with a revoked license and reckless driving. Weber's 14 year prison sentence was suspended on the condition he successfully completes the Teen Challenge program. He received credit for serving 92 days in jail. Weber will be released Sept. 24 to check into the Teen Challenge program, which is a faith-based rehabilitation program. Judge Giles extended Weber's probation to eight consecutive years. In addition, Weber was ordered to pay fines and restitution fees.
  • Keyanah Kirchmeier, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Both felonies carry a punishment of up to 10 years in prison with a $2,000 fine. A pre-sentencing report was also ordered for Giles to examine prior to her next hearing on Oct. 27. Kirchmeier will face a jury trial on Dec.14.
  • Jose Campos, 22, of South Sioux City, Nebrasksa, pleaded not guilty for a robbery that took place on Nov. 14, 2015, in Mitchell. Campos is facing three class felonies, which include first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping for the robbery. Campos' cash only bond is set at $50,000. He will face a jury trial on Dec. 14.
  • Dakota Fallis, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of paraphernalia, impersonation to device a law enforcement and a probation violation. Fallis was serving a probation sentence for a previous crime that occurred in March 2019. Fallis was granted a personal recognizance bond with the condition to participate in the 24/7 program.
  • Wetu Kiyukan, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana in the amount of two ounce or less. Possession of a controlled substance is a class 5 felony. She was authorized a furlough to enter a treatment program with the ability of attaining a job that would allow for work release. Kiyukan's next hearing will take place Oct. 27. If a jury trial takes place for Kiyukan, it will be scheduled for the month of December.
  • Idame Robideau, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of paraphernalia. Possession of a controlled substance is a class 5 felony, while possession of paraphernalia is a class 2 misdemeanor. Robideau faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for the charges.
  • Donevan Smith, 34, of Bremerton, Washington, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the amount of more than two ounces and less than a 1/2 pound and possession of drug paraphernalia. For the possession of a controlled substance, Smith is facing a class 5 felony, while the marijuana possession charge is a class 6 felony. Smith is out on bond, and could face a jury trial at a later date depending on whether Judge Giles grants the trial.
  • Robert Ladenburger, 59, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter and aggravated assault with intent to cause bodily harm through the use of a dangerous weapon. If found guilty, Ladenburger could face a maximum charge of the death penalty for the felony charges. The murder charges stem from a stabbing that took place on the morning of Aug 28 in Mitchell. According to police reports, in 2019, Ladenburger told a woman he stabbed a man in a separate incident that took place over a year ago. During the search warrant for that incident, authorities found a pocket knife in his residence, which led to his arrest for simple assault. Defense Attorney Chris Nipe was also assigned to serve as a co-counselor in the murder case for the new charges brought against Ladenburger. Judge Giles authorized the appointment of a private investigator working with the Department of Criminal Investigations. His next court appearance for a motions hearing is scheduled to take place Nov. 4. According to State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins, consideration of the death penalty sentence was delayed.