ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Felony court roundup: March 22

The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: o Cody Meis, 26, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to distribution of 1 ounce or less of marijuana and distrib...

The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell:

• Cody Meis, 26, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to distribution of 1 ounce or less of marijuana and distribution of 2 ounces or less of marijuana; jury trial was scheduled for May.

• Nicolas Miiller, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, driving with revoked license, possession of 2 ounces of marijuana or less, having an altered or invalid license, overdriving road conditions, possession of drug paraphernalia; jury trial scheduled for July.

• Melissa Cornoyer, 40, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; jury trial scheduled for July.

• Kyle Nunez, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) , first-offense drunken driving, two counts of possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana, possesion of drug paraphernalia; jury trial scheduled for July.

ADVERTISEMENT

• Shawn Duffy, 38, of Mitchell, was granted a continuance to complete a psychiatric evaluation; He is charged with second-degree robbery; status hearing set for April 19.

• Randolph Smith, 33, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; jury trial scheduled for July.

• Joseph Ziegler, 31, of Alexandria, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, THC, and unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, oxycodone; jury trial scheduled for July.

• Donald Garcia, 35, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, opiates, possession of 2 ounces of marijuana or less, possession of drug paraphernalia; jury trial scheduled for July.

• Derick Schleuning, 34, of Plankinton, maintained his no contest plea to sexual contact with a child under 18; Judge Tim Bjorkman stated he neglected to inform Schleuning of the 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for Schleuning's conviction; Schleuning said he discussed it with his attorney, understood and wished to keep his no contest plea.

• Wanda Jackson, 35, of Lake Andes, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; sentencing scheduled for May 3.

• Albert Heck, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to grand theft of a motor vehicle and first-offense drunken driving; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation; sentencing scheduled for May 3.

• Owen Smith, 42, of Godfrey, Ill., pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, cocaine; four-year suspended prison term, 30 days in jail, $1,016.38 in fines and costs, three years of probation, remanded to custody of the sheriff for jail sentence.

ADVERTISEMENT

• Crystal Sieler, 30, of Mitchell, was sentenced to a suspended four-year prison term for possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine; she will serve 90 days in jail, with credit for 68 days already served; three years of probation; $257.86 in court costs and fines; enroll in and comply with 24/7 Sobriety program.

• Dymen Garcia, 19, of Mitchell, failed to comply with court services to complete a presentence investigation interview and therefore could not be sentenced Tuesday; Judge Tim Bjorkman rescheduled sentencing for April 22.

Related Topics: CRIME
What To Read Next
Special meeting to cover base bids and alternatives
Members Only
During the sentencing hearing, the judge presiding over the child pornography case that implicated David Suarez, 24, called it "unusual" and "unique."
“We’re using more water than we are guaranteed to have access to now," said City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein.
A resolution looking to allow the legislature to consider work requirements on the newly expanded Medicaid program is one step closer to the 2024 ballot.