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Felony court cases for June 9

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

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:

  • Casey Nespor, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to 10 charges related to drug distribution, including distribution and possession with intent to distribute and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone. A trial is scheduled for Oct. 19.

  • Molly Nicholson, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to 18 charges related to drug distribution, including distribution and possession with intent to distribute, and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone. A trial is scheduled for Oct. 19.

  • Zachary Raborn, 31, of Mitchell, admitted to the probation violation of being unsuccessfully terminated from the James Valley Drug Court on June 4. He was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with one year suspended, with credit for 84 days served, and was ordered to pay outstanding court fees and follow Department of Corrections and Board of Pardons and Parole rules.

  • Jeremy Zwetig, 40, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered, with the next court date scheduled for July 21.

  • Erin Sully, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to charges of intentional property damage valued between $2,500 and $5,000, a Class 5 felony, and underage possession of alcohol, a Class 2 misdemeanor. The Class 5 felony maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, while the Class 2 misdemeanor maximum penalty is a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Sentencing is scheduled for June 23.

  • Mona Stork, 45, of Mitchell, failed to appear on, among other charges, possession of controlled substance charges. The court issued a no-bond bench warrant for her to be taken into custody.

  • Matthew Messer, 38, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of first offense driving under the influence. The case is scheduled for Oct. 19 trial date.

  • Joseph Davis, 28, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute more than 1 ounce but less than 1 1/2 pound, a Class 5 felony. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Due to being his second such offense, the case is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for June 23.

  • James Randall, 39, of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, had his sentencing hearing continued until July 21. He is facing felony charges in Minnesota and is seeking to enter a veterans court. On May 12, Randall, who has also listed Buckeye, Arizona, as his residence, pleaded guilty to 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 $4,000 fine.

  • Kristin Reynolds, 20, of Gaffney, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to a Class 1 misdemeanor marijuana charge. She must pay a $500 fine, $166.25 in restitution and $86.50 in court costs; must repay court-appointed attorney's fees in 180 days. Reynolds will have a 30-day sentence suspended, and credited for three days served.

  • Alexandra Smith, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to the unauthorized ingestion of a controlled drug or substance (meth), a Class 5 felony. She received a suspended imposition of sentence and two years of probation, which could be lessened to 12 months with no issues. Smith was given credit for five days served and will serve no additional jail time. She is subject to a $1,000 fine, $70 in restitution and $106.50 in court costs; and must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

  • Dustin Day, 32, of Mitchell, admitted to the probation violation of failing to stay in contact with court services. Day was given two years of probation, which turns into 12 months with no issues, and is required to complete court-ordered rehabilitation programs. His five-year sentence was suspended, and he was given credit for 147 days served. Day must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

  • Casey Medicine Horn, 23, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (meth), a Class 5 felony. His five-year sentence was suspended, and was given credit for 33 days served in the county jail. He must pay a $500 fine, $80.40 in restitution and $160.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees. There will be a $180 restitution cap in Minnehaha County.

  • Tamara Mohr, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to a charge related to intentional damage to property worth between $2,500 and $5,000. A trial is scheduled for Aug. 10.

  • Mark Pretre, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (meth), a Class 5 felony. His five-year sentence was suspended, and was given credit for 58 days served. Pretre will serve no additional jail time. He must pay a $750 fine, $160.50 in restitution and $143.80 in court costs; and he must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

  • Dakota Anderson, 22, of Mitchell, was granted a request for a personal recognizance bond. She is required to participate in the 24/7 Sobriety program and twice-weekly urinalysis tests. The case was continued to June 23.

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