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A Mitchell man was arrested last week after allegedly telling law enforcement he was his twin brother in an attempt to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant. Brent Loren Sazue, 33, was interviewed by Mitchell police on April 2 as a witness to a shoplifting incident and allegedly told officers he was his twin brother.
A Mitchell woman is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing and cutting her sister's boyfriend during an argument April 1. Patricia May Little Hoop, 31, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine if convicted of assaulting Christopher Kennedy with a small knife during an argument at a residence in Mitchell. According to court documents, the alleged assault occurred during an argument between Little Hoop and Kennedy, which escalated until Little Hoop allegedly punched and stabbed at Kennedy with a small knife.
An 18-year-old Geddes man was arrested April 5 for an alleged statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. Authorities allege Lorenzo James Moves Camp befriended the victim, whose name is not divulged in court documents, on Facebook before making arrangements to meet with her March 17 in Mitchell. The victim later told a family member the two had consensual sexual intercourse during the meeting before the incident was reported to the Mitchell Police Division, court documents state. Moves Camp faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine if convicted. Moves Camp was released from Davis
A Mitchell man was arrested for drunken driving Saturday after allegedly rolling his pickup south of Mitchell and leaving the scene of the crash. Mitchell police responded to a rollover crash south of the intersection of Rowley Street and Spruce Street on Saturday and found the crashed vehicle unoccupied. The vehicle had crashed into a mailbox before rolling, court documents state. Shortly after responding to the crash, Mitchell police located the alleged driver of the pickup, 30-year-old Garrett Chad Oldenberg, at his home.
A 34-year-old Mitchell man was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting another man in the parking lot of Thirsty's Bar on Saturday in Mitchell. Chet Mathew Ellefson is charged with simple assault for allegedly punching Greg Neugebauer two to three times with a closed fist.
Mitchell's March for Babies is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace. The event, which is part of the South Dakota Chapter of March of Dimes, is geared toward raising awareness and funds that will help improve babies' health and prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Registration is at 9 a.m., with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. A short opening ceremony will be held prior to the start of the walk.
Country newcomer Thomas Rhett is set to open for country duo Thompson Square during the 2012 Corn Palace Festival. Rhett and Thompson Square will perform Friday, Aug. 24, at the Corn Palace. Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday. Rhett hails from Valdosta, Ga., and is the son of country star Rhett Akins.
Mitchell firefighters were called to a fire Wednesday afternoon at the Econo Lodge at 1313 S. Ohlman St. The call came in just after 4:30 p.m. from a hotel employee for a small fire that started on a second floor patio. Hotel workers were able to evacuate the building quickly and extinguish most of the fire before firefighters arrived.
The Mitchell Police Division is seeking information on the theft of a safe containing several hundred dollars taken from a Mitchell home Tuesday afternoon. Mitchell Police Detective Lt. Don Everson said the safe, which he estimated weighed between 90 and 100 pounds, was stolen between 2:30 and 5:51 p.m. from a home on North Wisconsin Street. The safe was recovered on the side of a roadway about one mile south of First Street in Woonsocket shortly after Mitchell police were notified of the theft. Everson said the case is still under investigation.
Emergency medical personnel transported an injured man from the scene of a single-vehicle accident at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday after the semi-truck he was driving left the road near the intersection of state highways 262 and 25 in eastern Hanson County. Byron Thomas, 51, of Marion, was responsive while being taken from the scene, said Hanson County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Tegethoff. The truck's grain trailer tipped in the crash and spilled its contents along the roadway. Authorities had nearly finished cleaning up the site by late Tuesday afternoon.