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Felony court roundup, March 20

The following cases were among those heard March 20 during a felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. o Christopher Schmidt, 36, of Winner, received a court-appointed attorney, and waived the 180-day rule for a...

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The Davison County Public Safety Center. (Republic file photo)

The following cases were among those heard March 20 during a felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

• Christopher Schmidt, 36, of Winner, received a court-appointed attorney, and waived the 180-day rule for a speedy trial; He is accused of six counts of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16; the Court approved a $2,500 limit to hire a forensic expert; Jury trial moved to August.

• Catherine Hamilton, 48, of Mitchell, was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond; Accused of violating her bond conditions by failing a urinalysis; PR bond conditions include twice-weekly UAs, and 24/7 breathalyzer tests.

• Logan Lewis, 30, of Kendallville, Ind., was sentenced to 4 years in prison, with 2 years suspended for one count of possession of a controlled substance, meth, and a suspended 2-year prison term for one count of possession of a stolen vehicle; These terms will run concurrent, or at the same time; Credit for 37 days in jail; $1,466 in fines and costs; repay court appointed attorney fees.

• Randy Keeler, 33, of Wagner, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance, meth, and one count of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, meth; The distribution conviction carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine; The ingestion conviction carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine; Sentencing scheduled for April.

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• William Mathiason, 33, of Bridgewater, pleaded guilty to grand theft for taking more than $4,000 from a local business, which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and a $4,000 fine; Sentencing scheduled for April.

• Austin Rose, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to grand theft for taking control of another's firearms and third-degree burglary for entering an unoccupied structure; Grand theft carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and a $4,000 fine, and third-degree burglary carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine; Sentencing scheduled for April.

• Kelsey Nickolite, 28, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, meth; Sentenced to a suspended 5-year prison term, 4 years of probation, $1,236.69 in fines and costs, repay court appointed attorney fees, 40 days in jail with 10 days credit for time served.

• Mozell Parker, Jr., 39, of Milwaukee, Wis., pleaded guilty to possession of 1 to 10 pounds of marijuana, and felony failure to appear in court; Sentenced to 10 years in prison with 7 years suspended on the marijuana conviction, credit for 81 days served; Suspended 2-year prison term on failure to appear, with credit for 71 days served; Sentences run concurrent, or at the same time; $326.36 in fines and costs.

• Cole Christopherson, 19, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, cocaine, which carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine; Sentencing scheduled for April.

• Jeffrey Chambliss, 25, of Lakewood, Colo., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, 34 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (known as Molly or MDMA); Sentenced to a 5-year suspended prison term, 2 years of probation, $1,291.22 in fines and costs, and must repay court appointed attorney fees.

• Candace Fredericks, 51, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, meth, and was sentenced to a suspended 5-year prison term, 4 years of probation, pay $752 in court costs and fines, and repay court appointed attorney fees.

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