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Felony court cases for May 21

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 court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

• Joseph Spencer, 36, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended, 17 days in the county jail with credit for three days served and four years probation 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; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $133.30 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Joseph McGee, 35, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of a third or subsequent domestic abuse simple assault with intent to cause bodily injury, 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 89 days served; Admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of the same charge; Sentenced consecutively to two years in the state penitentiary with credit for 199 days served; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees and all previously ordered amounts.

• Tyler Ball, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to unauthorized ingestion 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 12 days in the county jail and four years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $106.50 in court costs and $70.38 in prosecution costs.

• Jose Ortiz Rodriguez, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, hydrocodone, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000; And simple assault, 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; Sentenced to 14 days in jail with credit for four days served and four years probation; Must pay fines totalling $1,500, $193 in court costs and $60 in prosecution costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Harry Kirkvold, 55, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and discharging a firearm at a structure or motor vehicle, both of which are Class 3 felonies which carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $30,000; Jury trial scheduled for Aug. 12.

• Casey Medicinehorn, 22, of Mitchell, pleaded not 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; Obstructing police, a jailer or a firefighter, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail 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 the county jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for Aug. 12.

• Jeffery McGhee, 46, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended and credit for 156 days served for violating probation 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 repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Arnold Hopkins, 38, 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; Simple assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; And use or possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree petty theft of $400 or less, both of which are Class 2 misdemeanors which carry a maximum penalty of 30 days in the county jail and a fine of $500; Court issued a no-bond bench warrant.

• Kevin O'Callaghan, 21, of Algonquin, Illinois, 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, $194.60 in prosecution costs and $86.50 in court costs.

• Israel Torres, 56, 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, 20 days in the county jail with credit for eight days served and four years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $260.40 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Dee Jay Ring, 31, of Corsica, 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; Sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 32 days served; Pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail and a fine of $2,000; Sentenced to 22 days in the county jail with credit for 22 days served; Must pay fines totalling $1,500, $193 in court costs and $123.80 in prosecution costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Joshua Weissman, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to a third-offense DUI, 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 and credit for 63 days served; Must pay a fine of $750, $145 in prosecution costs, $106.50 in court costs and a $50 DUI surcharge; Admitted to violating probation 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; Sentenced consecutively to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 138 days served; Admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II; Sentenced consecutively to five years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended and credit for 135 days served; Admitted to violating probation for a previous conviction of a third-offense DUI; Sentenced consecutively to two years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended and credit for 143 days served; Sentenced to four years probation concurrently in all cases; Must complete the James Valley Drug and DUI Court program; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees and all previously-ordered amounts.

• Pamela Miller, 27, 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 two years suspended and credit for six days served; Must pay $120 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Jamie Bowen, 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, 90 days in the county jail with credit for 22 days served and four years probation; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $180 in prosecution costs and $106.50 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

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