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No jail time for Mitchell man who kicked in door

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In this Daily Republic file photo, the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell is pictured. (Daily Republic file photo)

A Mitchell man was sentenced last week in connection with an April incident in which he damaged a door and refused to leave an apartment building.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Dustin Zephier began kicking and knocking on an apartment door, awakening a man and woman who told Zephier to leave.

Zephier was then alleged to have caused $750 in damage to the door and door jamb by kicking the door. He reportedly got into a fighting stance facing the man who had told him to leave, and the man hit Zephier in the head.

After he received medical treatment, Zephier was transported to the Davison County Jail and charged with first-degree burglary, simple assault and intentional damage to property between $400 and $1,000.

On July 11, Zephier pleaded guilty to the intentional damage to property charge and to entering or surreptitiously remaining in a building. He was given a suspended 180-day jail sentence for the latter charge and a suspended 30-day sentence for the property damage charge.

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Zephier was ordered to pay a total of $1,305 in fines, court costs and restitution.

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