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Two firearms were stolen from a locked vehicle in Mitchell recently. The Mitchell Police Department reported that the theft occurred in the 1400 block of Northridge Road between 5 p.m. on Sunday and 6:50 a.m. on Monday. Police do not currently have any suspects. Anyone with information regarding this crime or any others is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 605-996-1700. Callers do not have to identify themselves, and cash rewards are available for information that leads to an arrest of the subject or subjects involved.
A man charged with committing two armed robberies in May has accepted a plea bargain. Christopher Kindle, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree robbery and one count of attempted first-degree robbery on Tuesday. The state dropped 10 additional felony charges, which included grand theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and committing a felony while carrying a firearm. On June 12, Kindle had pleaded not guilty to all charges.
OACOMA — After being involved in a serious crash Monday, a 9-year-old boy climbed out of a vehicle, walked a few hundred yards to the interstate and flagged down help. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said six people were inside the 2009 Chevrolet 1500 pickup traveling west on Interstate 90, near Oacoma, when it crashed. A 20-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries.
PARKSTON — Four vehicles were involved on a crash Monday in a construction zone at the James River bridge in Hutchinson County, leaving one person seriously injured and eight others with minor injuries. The crash happened at 3:05 p.m. Monday on State Highway 44, located 14 miles east of Parkston. A 1991 Volvo semi-truck with a grain trailer driven by Clarence Klein, Jr., 55, of Gregory.
CORSICA — A Corsica man has been arrested on three counts of theft by exploitation for spending more than $17,400 of his grandmother’s money. David Stetson, 48, was charged with three Class 4 felonies and could spend up to 30 years in prison, if convicted. Stetson was named in a police affidavit as the power of attorney for his grandmother, who was being cared for in the Armour nursing home.
A Lake Andes man has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for shaking and seriously injuring a baby. Jerrad Clairmont, 20, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on July 9 of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. A press release from U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons said that in Wagner on April 5, 2017, Clairmont shook the then-four-month-old victim, who had to be put on life support due to the severe head, brain and eye trauma he sustained.
PARKSTON — A 35-year-old Dimock woman sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle crash near Parkston. Erin Geidel was transported to a hospital in Parkston after the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox she was driving crashed at about 10:40 a.m., according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Charges are pending against her.
Officials responded to a vehicle submerged and upside-down in Rock Creek on Sunday. Rock Creek is about 2 miles north of Interstate 90 and crosses under 413th Avenue, aka Riverside Road, east of Mitchell. The original call was made to authorities at about 3 p.m. Officials have not said whether anyone was in the vehicle. The Hanson County Sheriff's Office and Mitchell Fire and Rescue responded to what they declared to be "a crime scene."
The Davison County Commission has a full agenda for Tuesday's meeting, including continuing discussion on next year's budget. The commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the North Offices Building at 1420 N. Main St in Mitchell. Here is the full agenda 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, Approve minutes from previous meeting, Citizens input. 9:15 a.m.: Board of Adjustment, Re: Ken Schoenfelder, Brad Buysse.
PLATTE—Seven-year-old Tennyson Erickson, of Platte, will be featured on the third of five ESPN "My Wish" segments at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Erickson, who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, spent two days with Larry Fitzgerald, a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, playing catch, going through media day and attending mini-camp with the Cardinals.