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Felony court cases for Oct. 9

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.

• Brent Balfany, 28, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled drug/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, four years probation and 32 days in jail with credit for 32 days served; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $207.39 in prosecution costs, payable to the South Dakota Drug Control Fund, and $104 in court costs; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees.

• Zachary Raborn, 30, of Mitchell, admitted to violating probation on a previous conviction 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; Court continued suspended imposition of a five-year penitentiary sentence with credit for 22 days served and added 90 days to probation; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees and all previously ordered amounts.

• Michelle Star Ironshell, 35, of Mitchell, failed to appear on charges of manufacturing, distribution or possession of drugs in schedules I or II, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; Court issued a no-bond bench warrant.

• Dahjrick Clark, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $30,000; Intentional damage to property of between $5,000 and $100,000, a Class 4 felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $20,000; 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; Failure to stop resulting in an accident, unauthorized use of a vehicle and a first-offense DUI, all of which are Class 1 misdemeanors which carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a fine of $2,000; And careless driving, a Class 2 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a fine of $500.

• Roger Hall, 56, of Loomis, 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; Sentencing scheduled for Nov. 13.

• Taylor Hall, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, to wit, delta nine tetrahydrocannabinol, 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, four years probation and 30 days in jail; Must pay a fine of $1,000, $127.60 in prosecution costs, payable to the South Dakota Drug Control Fund, and court costs of $106.50.

• Christina Bruguier, 49, of Mitchell, was found to have violated probation on a previous conviction 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; Sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended and credit for 60 days served; Must repay court-appointed attorney's fees and all amounts previously ordered.

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