Aberdeen American News
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A former Aberdeen physician was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison with a fine of $20,000 after admitting to a felony charge of illegally distributing the prescription painkiller oxycodone. Judge Charles Kornmann said during the hearing that the sentence was the most lenient he could impose on Troy E. Adolfson, 47.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - An Aberdeen man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection to the 2018 robbery of Super 8 East. Nicholas A. Peterson, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning, April 17, to felony robbery and ingestion of methamphetamine. The charges stem from two separate cases. The robbery charge is from the Jan. 27, 2018, robbery. According to police reports at the time, a person wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the motel.
SISSETON, S.D. - A man faces a federal charge of aggravated assault with intent to commit murder in Roberts County, according to court documents.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — An Aberdeen man waived his request for a trial Friday, April 5, and pleaded guilty two counts of attempted possession/manufacture of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Michael S. Robey, 42, admitted to setting up a phone to try to take pictures of two juvenile boys while they entered a shower and to possessing a picture of a juvenile between the ages of 8 and 10 performing oral sex on an adult.
Two people accused of traveling through the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in central South Dakota with 157 pounds of marijuana in a U-Haul have pleaded not guilty, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Brendan Lee, 23, of Chesterton, Ind., and Sarah Worthman, 23, of Bloomfield, Ind., entered their pleas earlier this month. According to court documents, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe law officers initiated a traffic stop on Feb. 21. Worthman, who was driving, was pulled over for speeding on U.S. Highway 212 in Dewey County.
MOBRIDGE, S.D. - To keep drugs out of the wrong hands, the Mobridge Police Department, like many others, collects unused prescriptions. Recently, it collected a bottle full of pills dated Aug. 29, 1960, according to a post on its Facebook page. The bottle was from the Rutherford Drug Co. in Winner, and was prescribed by a Dr. Lillard. The name of the person the drug was issued to was blocked out. The directions read, “One capsule every four hours as required for pain. Do not use when operating any vehicle.”
ABERDEEN, S.D. — A Sisseton business owner is facing charges that he and his business took money from an Indian tribal organization, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's Office. Dustin Martin Kirk, 46, was indicted March 5 on two counts of embezzlement and theft. Two additional charges in the indictment relate to his now-dissolved business, Siouxland Lumber & Materials. Kirk has pleaded not guilty. Trial has been set for May 14.
Two Eagle Butte, S.D., men have been convicted of kicking and beating a man who was inside a tent, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. They were sentenced on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting. Andrew Good Eagle, 19, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. Christian Marshall, 27, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
An Eagle Butte, S.D., man convicted of assault by strangulation has been sentenced to 50 months in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Carl Iron Hawk, 39, will be on supervised release for three years following his release.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - An Aberdeen man facing charges of murder, arson and burglary has waived his right to a jury trial and will instead pursue a trial at which a judge will determine his guilt or innocence, according to his attorney. Court documents filed last week in the Day County case for Jose A. Quinones-Rodriguez, 36, list an acknowledgement of his rights and waiver of his right to a jury trial. Defense attorney Tom Cogley said his client has elected to pursue a trial with a judge — legally called a court trial.