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PLANKINTON—A 70-year-old man sustained minor injuries and traffic was rerouted on Interstate 90 following a single-vehicle crash Friday. At about 2:17 p.m., strong winds caused a 2016 Dodge Ram pulling a camper to fish tail. The vehicle was two miles east of Plankinton traveling westbound on Interstate 90. The driver—who was wearing a seat belt—lost control of the vehicle, which jackknifed with the camper. The pickup came to rest on its roof and the camper on its side.
PIERRE — A legendary South Dakota fishing record has been taken off the books, 70 years later. The state's record for channel catfish has been held since 1949 by Roy Groves, who caught a 55-pound catfish in the James River on May 18, 1949. Saturday is the 70th anniversary of that catch.
KENNEBEC—Two men from Washington originally charged with driving about 10 pounds of marijuana through Lyman County were given probation and jail sentences last week. On Aug. 14, Yiel Woul, 23, of Spokane, Washington, and Joshua McLean, 37, of Tacoma, Washington, were pulled over near eastbound exit 235 on Interstate 90 in a vehicle driven by Wuol for driving 2 mph over the speed limit, according to court documents.
A warrant was issued last week for a Mitchell man who was charged with an alleged November assault. According to court documents, police responded to a South Edmunds Street residence on Nov. 4 following a 911 call in which a woman had reportedly sounded to be in distress before hanging up. When they arrived, the woman told police that John Sheffield Jr., 37, had become angry and assaulted her. Sheffield allegedly hit the woman in the face, jumped on top of her and attempted to choke her, making her dizzy and unable to breathe easily.
A Sioux Falls woman was arrested in Bon Homme County on May 6 for alleged possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. A South Dakota Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle in which Kimberly Hare, 45, was a passenger. The officer found a small amount of marijuana, a syringe containing methamphetamine, a scale with meth residue on it, a weight and a large number of plastic bags inside the vehicle, according to court documents. Hare reportedly admitted to using meth, and a urine sample allegedly tested positive for the drug.
FORT PIERRE — U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service staff at the Fort Pierre National Grassland have now completed their annual spring survey of prairie grouse. The total number of birds tallied in 2019 was 413, similar to the 419 found in spring 2018. "Prairie grouse" is an inclusive term for both greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse. The number of greater prairie-chickens counted in 2019 was 333, a decrease from the 354 in spring 2018. The number of sharp-tailed grouse counted in 2019 was 80, an increase from the 65 seen last year.
The Mitchell Department of Public Safety is investigating an garage fire that started Thursday morning. The fire was reported at 2:31 a.m. Thursday in the area of East Fourth Avenue and North Gamble Street, the department said. The fire was located at 936 E. Fourth Ave., and the garage was completely destroyed by fire.
TYNDALL—A man involved in a Bon Homme County pursuit on April 15 has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for methamphetamine found in his vehicle. Eurico Roubideaux, 18, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II on May 7, and the rest of the charges related to the incident were dismissed. Roubideaux will serve his sentence in three 40-day increments beginning the day he was sentenced, Nov. 1 and April 1, 2020.
A Mitchell man was charged Monday with raping a 5-year-old girl. Raymond Stransky, 61, now faces three charges in connection with the alleged incident, the most serious of which could send him to prison for life, if convicted. On Monday, Mitchell police were informed that a 5-year-old girl had told her mother Stransky had raped her the previous Friday. According to court documents, during a recorded interview, Stransky admitted to the rape and other sexual contact with the girl.