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Felony court cases for May 21

The following cases were among those heard during a felony circuit court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. o Quinn Determan, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, a Class 1 mis...

The Davison County Public Safety Center serves as the home for county lockup. (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 during a felony circuit court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

• Quinn Determan, 24, 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; Court granted a suspended imposition of sentence; Must pay a fine of $500, $198.80 in prosecution costs and $86.50 in court costs.

• Jeremy Hale, 42, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, 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 the state penitentiary with five years suspended, 14 days in the county jail with credit for 14 days served and two years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $212.20 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs.

• James Christopher, 43, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to causing a child to be a child in need of supervision and disseminating harmful materials to a minor, 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; Court granted a suspended imposition of sentence; Must pay fines totalling $600 and $173 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Hailee Flores, 26, of Parkston, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, methamphetamine, 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 June 25.

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• Spencer Morgan, 20, of Mitchell, was granted a suspended imposition of sentence for two counts of distribution of one ounce of marijuana or less, 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 consecutive sentences of 30 days in the county jail, with credit for one day served on one of those sentences; Sentenced to two years probation; Must pay fines totalling $1,500, $626.60 in prosecution costs and $213 in court costs.

• Neal Ferguson, 40, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to delivery of drug paraphernalia, 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 June 25.

• Stacey Ferguson, 45, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, 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 the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 112 days served; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $270.60 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Nicholas Tischler, 31, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended and credit for 142 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; Sentenced concurrently to two years in the state penitentiary with credit for 51 days served for aggravated eluding, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Must pay $623.06 in restitution and $213 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Alexis Habben, 23, of Lake Andes, pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; And possession of a controlled substance, to wit, methamphetamine, 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 June 25.

• Martin Garnett Jr., 52, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended for a probation violation 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 complete the James Valley Drug and DUI Court program; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Zachary Raborn, 30, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, credit for 52 days served and four years probation for a probation violation 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 complete the James Valley Drug and DUI Court program; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Ross Wiebelhaus, 22, of Hartington, Nebraska, pleaded not guilty to forgery, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; And identity theft and grand theft of more than $1,000 and less than or equal to $2,500, both of which are Class 6 felonies which carry a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Jury trial scheduled for Aug. 12.

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• Cleo Gravatt, 40, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, 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 the state penitentiary with five years suspended, 83 days in the county jail with credit for 32 days served and four years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $162 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Terrance Picotte, 41, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; And intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids or human waste, 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.

• Austin Wipf, 21, of Mitchell, Admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of 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; Sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary with seven years suspended and credit for 27 days served; Pleaded guilty to failure to complete an updated sex offender registration form, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000; Sentenced concurrently to two years in the state penitentiary; Pleaded guilty to first-degree petty theft of more than $400 and less than $1,000, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Sentenced to 11 days in the county jail with credit for 11 days served; Must pay $193 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Crystal Sieler, 33, of Mount Vernon, pleaded guilty to grand theft of more than $2,500 and less than $5,000.01, 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 June 25.

• Franklin Vermillion, 41, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to failing to reregister as a sex offender every six months, enhanced by subsequently filed information about a previous conviction to 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 June 11.

• Gage Schaub, 19, admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of 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; Pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape; Sentencing scheduled for June 25.

• Donald Hall, 54, of Loomis, pleaded guilty to interrupting communications, transportation or utility services, 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, 68 days in jail with credit for 68 days served and two years probation; Must pay $908.29 in restitution, a fine of $500 and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Charles Wright, 38, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, to wit, 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 two concurrent five-year prison sentences with five years suspended from each, 90 days in the county jail with credit for 90 days served and four years probation; Must pay fines totalling $2,000, $521.40 in prosecution costs and $213 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

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