August 18, 2017

2017 – Press Releases

2017 – Press Releases

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 that you are interested in learning more about. (Last Updated 06/20/2017)

6/20/2017

3/27/2017   Justin Ames, a 37 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony count of grand theft by deception.  Click on link to see the press release.

3/14/2017   John Vital, a 19 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was re-sentenced after admitting to multiple probation violations stemming from the original class 5 felony offenses of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  The Court in this case revoked Vital’s suspended imposition of sentence.  Click on link to see the press release.

3/6/2017   Khammy Chanthavong, a 59 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony count of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

2/6/2017   Richard Carlson II, a 37 year old Alcester, SD resident, was sentenced on the following charges:  one class one misdemeanor offense of Simple Assault; one class one misdemeanor offense of entering or remaining in a building; one class one misdemeanor offense of refusing to leave property after notice; and one class two misdemeanor offense of intentional damage to property.  Click on link to see the press release.

6/16/2017

5/8/2017   Charles Shavies III, a 28 year old Oakland, CA resident, requested a hearing to address the return of property.  The State had addressed Mr. Shavies’ request in a letter dated July 25, 2016 which was filed in Mr. Shavies’ file.  Mr. Shavies did not appear for the hearing.  Mr Shavies was representing himself.  Click on link to see the press release.

5/8/2017   Marcelle Cesen-Shemkunas, a 53 year old Madison, OH resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

4/24/2017  Jarrod DeGeorgia, a 42 year old Dakota Dunes, SD resident, was sentenced on two files.  On file 17-037, DeGeorgia was sentenced on one class one misdemeanor offense of stalking. On file 17-041, DeGeorgia was sentenced on one class one misdemeanor offense of violation of a no contact order.  Click on link to see the press release.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – Press Release ~ The Union County Child Protection Team honor Kevin and Barb Wurtz as 2017’s Child Advocates of the Year.  Click on link to see the press release.

04/11/2017  Daniel Dickey, a 29 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony count of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. Click on link to see the press release.

04/04/2017  Bruce Collins, a Sioux Falls residence has absconded from Parole.  Collins was convicted in 2011 after a trial of multiple felony counts of possession of controlled substances and possession with the intent to distribute.  Click on link to see the press release / warrant.

3/29/2017  Travis Brownell, a 38 year old Dakota Dunes, SD resident, was sentenced on one class one misdemeanor count of violation of a no contact order (Domestic).  Click on link to see the press release.

3/27/2017  Michele Avalon, a 55 year old Forest Grove, OR resident, was as granted a suspended imposition of sentence on two class 5 felony charges of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled sentence.  Click on link to see the press release

3/27/2017  Daniel Peek, a 28 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was re-sentenced after admitting to multiple probation violations stemming from the original felony offenses of driving under the influence and possession of a schedule 3 or 4 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

3/27/2017  Barbara Lewis, a 40 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was re-sentenced after admitting to multiple probation violations stemming from the original felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

4/18/2017

4/10/2017 Raquel Nino, a 27 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was re-sentenced after admitting to multiple probation violations stemming from the original offenses of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, a class 5 felony, and a class 1 misdemeanor offense of contributing to the abuse and neglect of a minor.  Click on link to see the press release.

4/10/2017 John Vital, a 20 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was re-sentenced after admitting to multiple probation violations stemming from the original offenses of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, a class 5 felony.  Click on link to see the press release.

3/27/2017 Kyle P. Bearheels, a 20 year old Welch, MN resident, was re-sentenced after admitting to probation violations stemming from the original offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance offense which is a class 5 felony.  Click on link to see the press release.

4/3/2017

3/27/2017 Kelly Staum, a 56 year old Elk Point, SD resident, was granted a suspended imposition of sentence on a class 4 felony charge of Grand Theft by Embezzlement offense.  Click on link to see the press release.

3/6/2017 Jacob Beavers, a 34 year old North Sioux City, SD resident, was sentenced on a class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. Click on link to see the press release.

3/6/2017 Ronald Powers, a 67 year old North Sioux City, SD resident, was sentenced on a class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. Click on link to see the press release.

1/23/2017 Jeffrey Britcher, a 28 year old Le Mars, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of concealment of a dangerous weapon with the intent to commit a felony; and on count of a class 5 felony of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. Click on link to see the press release.

3/30/2017

3/6/2017 Derick Neuman, a 20 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentence on the following:  Ct 1) a class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance; Ct. 2) a class 6 felony offense of possession of a schedule 3 or 4 controlled substance; and Ct. 5) a class 1 misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana less than 2 oz..  Click on link to see the press release.

3/6/2017 Timothy Sprouse, a 38 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentenced the class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. Click on link to see the press release.

2/24/2017

2/13/2017   Eli Skalak, a 37 year old Holts Summit, MO resident, was sentence on the class 4 felony offense of possession of marijuana more than one pound and less than ten pounds.  Click on link to see the press release.

2/13/2017 Amy Pearson, a 42 year old Elk Point, SD resident, was sentenced on the class 5 felony offense of subordination of perjury. Click on link to see the press release.

2/13/2017 Tanner Gries, a 21 year old Elk Point, SD resident, was sentenced on the class 5 felony offense of perjury. Click on link to see the press release.

2/13/2017 Tanner Gries, a 21 year old Elk Point, SD resident, was sentenced on the class 1 misdemeanor offense of resisting arrest. Click on link to see the press release.

2/6/2017   Chad Kosinski, a 29 year old Elk Point, SD resident, was re-sentenced on the original class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance on file 15-022.  Click on link to see the press release.

2/6/2017   Chad Kosinski, a 29 year old Elk Point, SD resident, was re-sentenced on the original class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance on file 14-127.  Click on link to see the press release.

2/6/2017   Jesse Duncan, a 36 year old Alcester, SD resident, was sentenced on a class 1 misdemeanor offense of eluding, and a class one misdemeanor offense of DUI.  Click on link to see the press release.

1/23/2017   Cheri Toepete, a 44 year old Alcester, SD resident, was sentenced on a class 5 felony offense of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. Click on link to see the press release.

1/23/2017   Shawn Denny, a 47 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony offense of simple assault assault against a law enforcement officer, and a second class 6 felony offense of simple assault assault against a law enforcement officer, and a class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

1/23/2017   Zachary Kranz, a 23 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, and one class 1 offense of driving with a revoked license.   Click on link to see the press release.

12/19/2016 Desmond McPhail, a 33 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, and one class 6 felony offense of possession of a schedule 3 or 4 controlled substance.   Click on link to see the press release.

12/19/2016 Jon Rangel Jr., a 32 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.   Click on link to see the press release.

12/19/2016 Michael Little, a 32 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.   Click on link to see the press release.

12/05/2016 Nicholas Bader, a 22 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.   Click on link to see the press release.

11/21/2016   Dylan Merrigan, a 24 year old Beresford, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 1 misdemeanor offense of simple assault.   Click on link to see the press release.

10/24/2016 Cy Blu Johnson-Berndt, a 25 year old Beresford, SD resident, was sentenced on a class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.   Click on link to see the press release.

10/3/2016   Monroe Hill, a 20 year old North Sioux City, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.   Click on link to see the press release.

2/10/2017

12/9/2016 John Baker, a 36 year old Sioux City, SD resident, was re-sentenced following an admission to a probation violation on the original class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

11/21/2016 Jerry Wooten Jr., a 22 year old Sioux City, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

10/24/2016 Joseph Robbins, a 51 year old Fitzgerald, GA resident, was sentenced on one class 4 felony offense of possession of marijuana – more than one pound and less than ten pounds.  Click on link to see the press release.

10/24/2016 Elizabeth Baker, a 31 year old Fitzgerald, GA resident, was sentenced on one class 1 misdemeanor offense of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Click on link to see the press release.

4/04/2016 John Baker, a 36 year old Sioux City, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

1/30/2017

1/19/2017 Kevin Hamman, a 35 year old Webster, SD resident, was re-sentenced  following an admission to a probation violations on the original class 4 felony offense of possession of a controlled substance, and the original class 6 felony offense of possession of unauthorized articles in jail.  Click on link to see the press release.

12/19/2016 Logan Brandt, a 23 year old Hudson, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony count of simple assault against a law enforcement officer. Click on link to see the press release.

12/19/2016 Natwaya Lewis, a 21 year old Chicago, IL resident, was granted a suspended imposition of sentence on a class 6 felony charge of ingestion of identity theft.  Click on link to see the press release.

12/5/2016 William Rainer, a 35 year old Omaha, NE resident, was re-sentenced on two separate felony files here in Union County following an admission to a probation violation in each file.  The original charges included a class 5 felony offense of forgery in file 14-235; and another class 5 felony offense of forger in file 14-263.  Click on link to see the press release.

11/28/2016 Natassia Rose, a 32 year old Alpharetta, GA resident, was granted a suspended imposition of sentence on a class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, and a class 6 felony offense of possession of a schedule 3 or 4 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

10/24/2016 Jesse Giblin, a 30 year old Yankton, SD resident, resolved her felony file with a plea and sentence to two misdemeanor offenses in the file including one class 1 misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana, and one class 2 misdemeanor offense of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Click on link to see the press release.

1/13/2017

12/19/2016 Benjamin Houser, a 21 year old Beresford, SD resident, was sentenced to the SD Penitentiary on two felony files.  On file 16-061, Houser was sentenced on a class 4 felony offense of possession, manufacturing, or distributing child pornography.  Houser was also sentenced on a class 4 felony offense of Solicitation of a Minor.  Click on link to see the press release.

12/19/2016 Jerica Castro, a 27 year old, Jefferson, SD resident, was re-sentenced following an admission to a probation violation, on the original class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

12/9/2016 Carroll Holtzen, a 38 year old, Sioux City, IA resident, was granted a suspended imposition of sentence on a class 5 felony charge of ingestion of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  Click on link to see the press release.

12/5/2016 Steven Knecht, a 56 year old, Elk Point, SD resident, was re-sentenced  following an admission to a probation violation, on the original class 6 felony offense of failure to update sex offender registry.  Click on link to see the press release.

12/1/2016  The State’s Attorney’s Office defended a motion to amend a sentence on inmate Nora Taylor, who is incarcerated after multiple violations of probation dealing with a class 5 felony offense involving an ingestion of methamphetamine charge.  Click on link to see press release.

11/30/2016  The Court sealed file 16-130 due to a suspended imposition of sentence.  No further information is available to the public on this file.

11/28/2016 Stephanie Thompson, a 41 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was re-sentenced following an admission to a second probation violation on the original class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance and a class 2 misdemeanor offense of operating a motor vehicle without a license.  Click on link to see press release.

11/28/2016 Robert Johnson, a 22 year old, Sioux City, IA resident, was re-sentenced following an admission to a first probation violation on the original class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see press release.

11/28/2016 Nathaniel Grant, a 19 year old, Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on the following charges: 1) grant theft – possession of stolen property, a class 6 felony; 2) eluding, a class 1 misdemeanor; 5) ingestion, a class 1 misdemeanor; and 6) possession of drug paraphernalia, a class 2 misdemeanor.   Click on link to see the press release.

11/18/2016 Jackie Pick, a 42 year old, Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony count of identity theft. Click on link to see the press release.

10/24/2016 Kristopher Cummings, a 36 year old, Dakota Dunes, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 4 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance with the intent to distribute.  Click on link to see the press release.

10/24/2016   Cicero Downs, a 36 year old, Sioux City, IA resident was sentenced on one class 1 misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana.  Click on link to see the press release.

10/24/2016 Denis Dodds, a 26 year old, North Sioux City, SD resident, was re-sentenced  following an admission to a second probation violation, on the original class 4 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 controlled substance (Meth).  Click on link to see the press release.

10/3/2016 Daniel Cromwell, a 25 year old, Richald, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony offense of identity theft. Click on link to see the press release.

10/3/2016 Natausha Fisher, a 33 year old, Dakota Dunes, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

10/3/2016 Cassandra Grate, a 27 year old, Vermillion, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 1 misdemeanor count of driving while revoked.  Click on link to see the press release.

10/3/2016 Elias Mendez, a 24 year old, East Grand Forks, MN resident, was re-sentenced  following an admission to a first probation violation, on the original class 4 felony offense of possession  of a schedule 1 controlled substance (Meth).  Click on link to see the press release.

9/12/2016 Sherman Smith Sr., a 38 year old, Omaha, NE resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony offense of possession of marijuana.  Click on link to see the press release.

9/12/2016 Breanna Ellsworth, a 25 year old, Wichita, KS resident, was sentenced on the following offenses: 1) possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, a class 5 felony; and 3) possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, a class 5 felony.  Click on link to see the press release.

9/12/2016 Jonary Graciano, an 18 year old, Sioux Sioux City, NE resident, was re-sentenced  following an admission to a second probation violation, on the original class 6 felony offense of possession of marijuana w/ the intent to distribute.  Click on link to see the press release.

9/12/2016 Christopher Baumann, a 45 year old, Flagstaff, AZ resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony offense of first degree intentional damage to property. Click on link to see the press release.

8/15/2016 Vincent Jones, a 27 year old, Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

8/15/2016 Esther Godfrey, a 35 year old, Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

8/15/2016  The Court sentenced the defendant attached to file 16-085 and immediately sealed this file due to a suspended imposition of sentence.  No further information is available to the public on this file.

8/15/2016 Mark Savold, a 41 year old Flandreau, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

8/15/2016 Gary Kintigh, a 37 year old Elk Point, SD resident, was sentenced on two class 1 misdemeanor counts of failure to pay excise tax.  Click on link to see the press release.

7/18/2016 Keith Fisher, a 46 year old, Jefferson, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

7/18/2016 Javier Ramos-Lopez, a 25 year old, Sioux Falls, SD resident, was re-sentenced following an admission to a first offense probation violation on the original class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.  Click on link to see the press release.

6/20/2016 Michael Haynie, a 40 year old, Elk Point, SD resident, was re-sentenced following an admission to a first offense probation violation on the original class 5 felony offense of ingestion of a schedule 1 controlled substance (Meth).  Click on link to see the press release.

6/13/2016 Keyanna Bryant, a 25 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident, was sentenced on one class 5 felony offense of possession  of a schedule 1 controlled substance (Cocaine). Click on link to see press release.

5/23/2016 Austin Gengler, a 26 year old LeMars, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony offense of identity theft and one class 2 misdemeanor offense of speeding.  Click on link to see the press release.

3/14/2016 Brian Moreland, a 37 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one class 6 felony offense of DUI (a 3rd offense).  Click on link to see the press release.

3/14/2016 Teddy Crawford Jr., a 37 year old Sacramento, CA resident, was sentenced on the following charges: 1A) possession  of a schedule 1 controlled substance (Meth), a class 5 felony, and 5) ingestion of a schedule 1 controlled substance (Meth), a class 5 felony.  Click on link to see the press release.