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Felony court cases from July 24

The following cases were among those heard at a July 24 felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center. o Schuyler Totton, 25, of Mount Vernon, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class 5 fe...

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 at a July 24 felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

• Schuyler Totton, 25, of Mount Vernon, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, as part of a plea agreement; Sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, 30 days in jail, credit for 12 days served and four years probation; Must pay a $1,000 fine, $191.40 in prosecution costs, court costs of $104 and court-appointed attorney's fees.

• William Mayes, 34, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of controlled substances in schedules I or II with intent to distribute, 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 and being an accessory to a felony, both of which are Class 5 felonies which carry 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 prison 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 jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for Nov. 5.

• Justin Schinabeck, 27, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of controlled substances in schedules I or II with intent to distribute, 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 and being an accessory to a felony, both of which are Class 5 felonies which carry 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 prison 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 jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for Nov. 5.

• Michael Gabriel, 38, of Huron, failed to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II; Court issued a no-bond bench warrant.

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• Mitzi Cifuentes, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded 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, as part of a plea agreement; Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 21.

• Rose Marshall, 31, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, 22 days in jail and credit for 22 days served for 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; Must pay a bond of $1,000, $158 in prosecution costs and $104 in court costs.

• Loren Stuefen, 39, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, as part of a plea agreement; Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 21.

• Jolynn Thalman, 31, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, credit for 56 days served and four years probation for a probation violation on a previous conviction for 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; Sentenced consecutively to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, credit for 35 days served and four years probation for possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II; Probation sentences are to run concurrently; Must pay $187.59 in prosecution costs, $104 in court costs and court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Demetrius Van Walleghen, 19, of Letcher, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with four years suspended and credit for 74 days served for third-degree burglary, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Must pay $104 in court costs; Sentenced consecutively to five years in the state penitentiary with four years suspended for grand theft of more than $5,000 and less than $100,000.01, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; Must pay $104 in court costs and restitution.

• Michelle Star Ironshell, 35, of Mitchell, failed to appear on charges 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 manufacturing, distribution or possession of drugs 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; Continued to Aug. 7.

• Waylon Red Day, 30, 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, as part of a plea agreement; Sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended, 30 days in jail with credit for 12 days served and two years probation; Must pay a $750 fine, $104 in court costs and court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Harley Miller, 25, of Mitchell, was sentenced to two concurrent sentences of five years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended and credit for 192 days served for second-degree burglary, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000, and second-degree escape by a prisoner, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; Must pay $2,000 in fines, $208 in court costs, $650 in restitution and court-appointed attorney's fees.

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• Melissa Palmer, 42, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to 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, as part of a plea agreement; Sentenced to a suspended imposition of sentence with credit for 22 days served and two years probation; Must pay $106.50 in court costs.

• Christina Bruguier, 49, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, as part of a plea agreement; Sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, 16 days in jail with credit for nine days served and four years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $138.67 in prosecution costs and $104 in court costs.

• Josiah Sinkie, 35, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than one-half pound but less than one pound of marijuana, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000, possession with intent to distribute less than one ounce of marijuana, a Class 6 felony which carries a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $4,000, possession of two ounces of marijuana or less, possession of a firearm or weapon on school premises and committing a crime while carrying a concealed pistol permitted in a state with which South Dakota has a reciprocity agreement, all of which are Class 1 misdemeanors which carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison 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 jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for Nov. 5.

• Victor Winters, 35, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation on a prior conviction for a third or subsequent simple assault, 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 251 days served.

• Ross Yeo, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, cocaine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, as part of a plea agreement; Sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, 30 days in jail with credit for 21 days served and three years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000 and $106.50 in court costs.

• Crystal Otterstrom, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, and admitted to violating probation for a prior conviction of 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, as part of a plea agreement; Sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, credit for 102 days served and four years probation; Must complete James Valley Drug Court program; Must pay $245.50 in prosecution costs, $104 in court costs and court-appointed attorney's fees.

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