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12/19/2012 Press Releases

12/17/2012 Renie Simpson, a 43 year old from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on was sentenced on one misdemeanor charge of Ingestion of Synthetic Marijuana. Click on link for more details.

12/17/2012 Donna Threelegs, a 29 year old from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on was sentenced on one misdemeanor charge of Ingestion of Synthetic Marijuana. Click on link for more details.

12/17/2012  Angel Brewer, a 29 year old from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on was sentenced on one misdemeanor charge of Ingestion of Synthetic Marijuana. Click on link for more details.

11/26/2012  Travis Larson, a 35 year old from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on was sentenced on one misdemeanor charge of Ingestion of Ingestion of Synthetic Marijuana. Click on link for more details.

12/13/2012 Press Releases

12/11/2012   Union County State’s Attorney, Jerry Miller, has republished a letter from the South Dakota Attorney General’s office which provides a final findings of facts and conclusion of law pertaining to the Open Meeting Complaint against the Union County Weed Board.  Clink on link for more details.

12/07/2012  Dudley Janis, a 55 year old from Beresford, SD was sentenced on one felony charge of Aggravated Assault. Janis was arrested on July 7, 2012 following an assault on his wife in which he strangled her to the point of unconsciousness on two separate times.  Click on link for more details.

11/26/2012   Donna Russell, a 43 year old from Beresford, SD was sentenced on one felony charge of Forgery.  Clink on link for more details.

11/26/2012   Jacqueline John, a 46 year old from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on one misdemeanor charge of Ingestion of Synthetic Marijuana.  Click on link for more details.

11/19/2012   Gregg Martin, a 52 year old from Elk Point, SD was sentence on 1) felony charge of Eluding; 2) one misdemeanor charge of DUI 1st; and 3) one misdemeanor charge of Driving Without a Valid License. Martin’s eluding while intoxicated spanned over three miles and resulted in two near head on collisions.  Click on link for more details.

11/19/2012  Ashley Durrah, a 27 year old from Sioux Falls, SD received a suspended imposition of sentence on 1) one felony charge of Possession of Controlled Substance (Dihydrocondeinenone); and 2) False Impersonation to a Police Officer.  Clink on link for more details.

11/8/2012   Gale Jochem, a 61 year old from Elk Point, SD was sentenced on two class one misdemeanor cases where Jochem was charged with Inhumane Treatment of an Animal. Jochem was sentenced to two consecutive thirty day sentences to the Union County jail.  Click on link for more details.

12/1/2012 Press Releases

11/26/2012   Christopher E. Mollet, a 41 year old from Jefferson, SD was sentenced on misdemeanor charge of Contributory Abuse of a Child. The State and the Defendant, Mollet, came to a misdemeanor plea agreement concession from the previously filed felony charges of Fourth Degree Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child Under the Age of Sixteen.  Clink on link for more details.

11/19/2012   Shirley Harp, a 57 year old from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on the felony charge of Driving While Under the Influence 3rd offense.  Click on link for more details.

11/05/2012   Jarrod Nordgren, a 29 year old man from Sioux City, IA received a suspended imposition of sentence on a Possession of Synthetic Marijuana charge.  Click on link for more details.

11/05/2012   Randall Oehlerking, a 58 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a misdemeanor charge of Ingestion for the Possession of Synthetic Marijuana.  Click on link for more details.

10/29/2012   Rodney Neal, a 33 year old man from South Sioux City, NE was sentenced on a felony charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.  Click on link for more details.

10/29/2012   Derrick Lundgren, a 26 year old from Vermillion, SD was on a felony charge for Possession of Synthetic Marijuana.  Click on link for more details.

10/29/2012   Justin Peterson, an 18 year old from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on 1) misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana; 2) misdemeanor DUI 1st; and 3) misdemeanor contributing to abuse, neglect or delinquency of a child.  Click on link for more details.

10/29/2012  Crystal Baker, a 28 year old woman from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on a probation violation. Original charge in 2007 was for possession of Controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Baker was sentenced to the South Dakota penitentiary.  Click on link for more details.

10/29/2012   Crystal Baker, a 28 year old woman from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on a probation violation. Original charge in 2010 was for possession of Controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Baker was sentenced to the South Dakota penitentiary.  Clink on link for more details.

10/15/2012   Samantha Holaday, a 27 year old from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a felony charge of Possession of Synthetic Marijuana.  Click on link for more details.

10/15/2012   Travis Hawthorne, a 33 year old from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on 1) felony charge of Possession of Methamphetamine; and 2) a misdemeanor charge of Inhabiting a Room where drugs are Stored or Used.  Click on link for more details.

10/15/2012   Burton Chase III, a 35 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on 1) felony Possession of Methamphetamine; and 2) misdemeanor driving CMV while out-of-service.  Click on link for more details

10/15/2012  Jesse Brubaker, a 29 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on 1) felony Possession of Methamphetamine; 2) Driving with a suspended License; and 3) Failure to Comply with Law Enforcement charge.   Click on link for more details.

10/15/2012   Chad Dickerson, a 35 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a misdemeanor charge of First Degree Petty Theft.  Click on link for more details.

09/26/2012  Samantha Cadwallader, a 21 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a charge for Possession of Methamphetamine.  Click on link for more details.

10/15/2012 Press Releases

10/01/2012  Kristine Origer, a 27 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a probation violation stemming from her original possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

10/01/2012  Michael Gengler, a 21 year old man from LeMars, IA was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

10/01/2012  Autumn James, a 26 year old woman from South Sioux City, NE was sentenced on a second probation violation stemming from her original charge of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine).

10/01/2012  Daniel Mincks, a 34 year old man from Vermillion, SD was sentenced on a probation violation stemming from his original possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

10/01/2012  Aimee Johnson, a 31 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

10/01/2012  Nancy Fuehrer, a 61 year old woman from Jefferson, SD received a suspended imposition of sentence on a possession of a known forged instrument case.

9/17/2012  Crystal Twait, a 26 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was sentenced following a probation violation on her original possession of a controlled substance case.

8/27/2012  David Emmelkamp, a 31 year old from Jefferson, SD was sentenced on a failure to file a contractors’ excise tax return case.

8/27/2012  Robin Treglia, a 50 year old man from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

8/27/2012  Leah Larson , a 28 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (morphine) and driving with a revoked driver’s license case.

8/27/2012  Kristyna Dishman, a 34 year old woman from Indianapolis, IN was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (Bath Salts) and forgery case.

8/20/2012  Anthony Dowd, a 21 year old man from Jefferson, SD was sentenced on a probation violation stemming from a possession of controlled substance and driving under the influence case.

8/20/2012  Glenn Miller, a 36 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and driving with a suspended license case.

8/20/2012  James DeHaan Jr., a 31 year old man from Hawarden, IA was sentenced on a grand theft case.

8/20/2012  Owen Gordon, a 25 year old from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

8/20/2012  Benjamin Hunt, a 22 year old from South Sioux City, NE was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (synthetic marijuana) case. (Mr. Yucks related case)

8/13/2012 Marcie Walker, a 41 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

8/13/2012  Eddie Meza, a 32 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a third offense driving under the influence case.

8/13/2012  Jeremy Linquist, a 29 year old man from South Sioux City, NE was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (synthetic marijuana) case.

8/13/2012  Terry Rider, a 37 year old man from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) case.

8/13/2012  Dale Allen, a 60 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a possession of controlled substance (synthetic marijuana) case.  (Mr. Yucks related case)

8/06/2012  Tonja Nowlen, a 33 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was placed back on probation following violation on possession of a known forged instrument case.

8/06/2012  Tonja Nowlen, a 33 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was placed back on probation following violation on possession of controlled substance case.

8/06/2012  Chase Rohde, a 25 year old man Homer, NE resident receives a suspended imposition of sentence from the court on one count of possession of controlled substance, a class 4 felony, and one count of driving under the influence, a class 1 misdemeanor.

7/30/2012 Press Releases

7/16/2012   Shayne Hamilton, a 25 year old man from Bellgrade, Montana was sentenced on one count of Possession of Controlled Substance, a class 4 felony.

6/11/2012   Kodi Dillon, a 19 year old man from Jefferson, SD admitted to a probation violation on his original possession of Controlled Substance. Dillon retains his suspended imposition of sentence following this probation violation.

5/21/2012   Aaron Ludwig, a 19 year old man from Alcester, SD was sentenced on three separate charges of third Degree burglary, each offense is a class 4 felony.

7/27/2012 Press Releases

7/16/2012  Viengkhone Douangkhai, a 27 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on one count of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class 4 felony.

7/16/2012  Junna Killscrow, a 26 year old woman from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on one count of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class 4 felony.

6/25/2012   Torie Conkey, a 24 year old Sioux City, IA resident was sentenced on one count of possession of controlled substance (Hydrocodone), a class 4 felony.

6/25/2012  Corey Steeg, a 36 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on one count of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class 4 felony and one count of driving with a revoked license.

6/25/2012  Erin Lias, a 19 year old woman from Sioux City, IA who originally received a Suspended Imposition of Sentence on a possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) charge, a class 4 felony received a disposition on both of her probation violation charges. Lias retains her Suspended Imposition of Sentence.

7/23/2012  Press Releases

7/20/2012   Lynn Klunder, age 38, and an Elk Point, SD resident, was sentenced on one misdemeanor count of Contributing to the Abuse of a Child.

5/21/2012  Brandon Murray, a 21 year old Sioux Falls, SD resident was sentenced on a probation violation relating to his previous conviction on a third degree burglary charge, a class 4 felony.

4/30/2012  Christopher Jones, age 38, and a Sioux City, IA resident plead guilty to one count of Rape during re-trial.

4/30/2012  Shae Cayou, an 18 year old Sioux City, IA resident received a suspended imposition of sentence on one count of possession of controlled substance and a DUI 1st.

4/30/2012  Christel O’Neal, a 41 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on two counts of forgery, each a class 5 felony.

3/12/2012  Michael Groff, a 40 year old male and Sioux City IA, resident, was sentenced on one count of forgery, a class 5 felony.

4/9/2012 Press Releases

4/9/2012     Joshua Schultz, age 31, and a Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on count of Grand Theft (F4) and two counts of Identity Theft (F6).

4/9/2012     Ryan Redler, age 27, and a Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on one count of Possession of Controlled Substance (F4).

4/9/2012      Zachary Shriver, age 20, and a Hawarden, IA resident, was sentenced on one count of Accessory to Second Degree Burglary (F5).

4-/9/2012     Jeffrey Vore, age 62, a Dakota Dunes, SD resident, was sentenced on the following charges: 1st offense DUI (M1); and Reckless Driving (M1). Vore was also sentenced in a second file on the following charges: 1st offense DUI (M1); Aggravated Eluding (F6); and Hit and Run Accident (F6).

3/19/2012     Daniel Ortiz, age 21, and a Hawarden, IA resident, was sentenced on one count of Accessory to Second Degree Burglary (F5).

3/19/2012     Richard Weber, age 44, and a Webster, WI resident, was sentenced on a ‘Global Plea Agreement’ on one count of Grand Theft (F2) and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance (F2).

3/12/2012     Ryan Cournoyer, age 31, and a Sioux Falls, SD resident, was re-sentenced on his charge of Passing a Check Against a Nonexistent Account (F5) due to multiple probation violations.

3/14/2012 Press Releases

3/12/2012     Tanner Akland, a 19 year old Beresford, SD resident, was sentenced on one count of possession of a controlled substance (Meth), a class 4 felony, and one count of DWI 1st, a class misdemeanor.

3/12/2012     Michael Groff, a 39 year old Bellevue, NE resident, was sentenced on one count of forgery, a class 5 felony.

3/12/2012     John Pittman, a 65 year old North Sioux City, SD resident, was sentenced on one count of DWI 3rd, a class 6 felony.

3/13/2012 Press Releases

3/12/2012     Brett Reid, a 50 year old Sioux City, IA resident, plead guilty to a one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class 4 felony.

3/12/2012     Jared Jolin, a 21 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on a felony probation violation stemming from a 2009 charge for second degree burglary, a class 3 felony.

3/12/2012     Jared Jolin, a 21 year old Sioux City, IA resident, was sentenced on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a class 4 felony.

3/12/2012     Fernando Beeck, a 20 year old Hawarden, IA resident, was sentenced on a charge of Possession of Controlled Substance, a class 4 felony.

3/12/2012     Fernando Beeck, a 20 year old Hawarden, IA resident, was sentenced on a charge of Second Degree Burglary Charge, a class 3 felony.

3/06/2012 Press Release

3/06/2012     Brandon Murray, a 21 year old man from Sioux Falls, SD, was sentenced on a felony probation violation stemming from a 2011 conviction for third degree burglary, a class 4 felony.

3/01/2012 Press Releases

2/27/2012     John Johnson, 57 year old man from Beresford, SD, was sentenced on a charge of Sexual Contact with a Person Incapable of Consenting, a class 4 felony.

2/27/2012     Kelly Bivens, a 45 year old man from Sioux City, IA, was sentenced on a charge of Grand Theft & being a Habitual Offender, a class 3 felony.

2/06/2012     Darrell Marlow, a 53 year old man from Sioux Falls, SD, was sentenced on a felony probation violation stemming from a 1997 conviction for Sexual Contact with a Child Under the Age of Sixteen, a class 3 felony.

2/28/2012 Press Releases

2/27/2012     Allen Pierce’s civil action (Habeas Appeal) was dismissed by the Honorable Steven R. Jensen.

2/13/2012     Nicholas Jankiewicz, a 30 year old man from Sioux City, IA, was sentenced on a felony probation violation from a DUI 3rd conviction.

2/13/2012    Gary Dailey, a 21 year old man from Sioux City, IA, was sentenced on a Driving While Under the Influence 3rd offense charge, a class 6 felony.

2/6/2012      Christopher Kruid, a 24 year old man from Hawarden, IA, was sentenced on a Third Degree Burglary charge, a class 4 felony. (Growler’s Bar in Alcester, SD)

2/6/2012     Christopher Kruid, a 24 year old man from Hawarden, IA, was sentenced on a Third Degree Burglary charge, a class 4 felony. (Farmer’s Coop Elevator in Beresford, SD)

1/23/2012     Anna Origer, a 30 year old woman from Estherville, IA, was sentenced on a Grand Theft, a class 4 felony.

2/23/2012 Press Releases

2/23/2012     Re-published Joint Press Release from the Attorney General’s Office and the Union County State’s Attorney’s Office (2/21/2012): The Investigation into the death of April M. Simmons, 27, Frankfort, has been completed and the cause of death has been determined.

Files, which the court has sentenced the Defendant:

2/06/2012    Melvin Schmid, a 20 year old man from Randal, MN was sentenced on the following: Possession of Marijuana, a class 6 felony; and Ingestion, a class 1 misdemeanor.

2/06/2012     Jim Cole, a 39 year old man from Pearland, TX was sentenced on one count of Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine), a class 4 felony.

2/06/2012     Ernesto Galvan, a 26 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on the following: Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), a class 4 felony; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a class 2 misdemeanor; and Driving Without a Valid License, a class 2 misdemeanor.

2/06/2012    Brandi Robinson, a 25 year old woman from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class 4 felony.

1/30/2012     Warren K. Wood, a 35 year old man from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on one count of Hit and Run Accident Resulting in an Injury, a class 6 felony.

1/30/2012   Kim Gilkyson, a 57 year old man from Vermillion, SD was sentenced on one charge of Driving While Under the Influence 3rd offense, a class 6 felony.

1/30/2012     Chase Luke, a 22 year old man from Wolsey, SD was sentenced on the following: Possession of Controlled Substance (Aderal), a class 4 felony; Ingestion, a class 1 misdemeanor; and Expired License Plates, a class 2 misdemeanor.

1/30/2012     Dennis Vanmaanen, a 43 year old man from Sioux Falls, SD was sentenced on the following: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), a class 4 felony; and Driving Under the Influence 1st, a class 1 misdemeanor.

1/30/2012    Joel T. Andersen, a 25 year old man from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on one count of Grand Theft, a class 4 felony.

1/23/2012     Jessica Keegan, a 27 year old woman from Elk Point, SD was sentenced on one count of Obtaining Benefits by Misrepresentation, a class 6 felony.

1/23/2012     Anthony Dowd, a 21 year old man from Jefferson, SD was sentenced on one count of Delivery of Certain Unauthorized Articles to an Inmate in Jail, a class 6 felony.

1/23/2012     Anthony Dowd, a 21 year old man from Jefferson, SD was sentenced on a probation violation on a 2011 case for Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), a class 4 felony and Driving Under the Influence, a class 1 misdemeanor.

1/23/2012    Kenneth Hanika, a 29 year old man from Sioux City, IA was sentenced on a probation violation on a 2011 case for Possession of Controlled Substance, a class 4 felony and Possession of Marijuana, a class 1 misdemeanor.

1/23/2012     Ryan Whitney, a 39 year old man from North Sioux City, SD was sentenced on a second probation violation. The original charge was a Driving While Under the Influence 3rd offense, a class 6 felony.

10/17/2011   Jacob Dempsey, a 26 year old man from Alexandria, MN was sentenced on the following: Possession of Marijuana, a class 6 felony; and Ingestion, a class 1 misdemeanor.