Circuit Court 10-23-13

Posted October 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Seatbelt violations

Cody Naber, St. Lawrence, SD, $25.00.

Justin Schopen, Miller, SD, $25.00.

Mason Chapin, Miller, SD, $25.00.

Cory Breland, Miller, SD, $25.00.

Speeding violations

Roger Gerdes, Miller, SD, 75/65, $105.00.

Mary Ann Fulton, Miller, SD, 65/55, $105.00.

Thomas Buttacavoli, Commack, NY, 40/30, $105.00.

Farrell O. Williams, Tempe, Ariz., 75/65, $105.00.

Roger C. Rozell, Lake City, SD, 75/65, $105.00.

Kenneth S. Jones, Midland, SD, 56/45, $125.00.

Kelly S. Duffy, Winner, SD, 70/45, $165.00.

Other violations

Brian K. Ward, Crystal, Minn., stop sign violation, $120.00.

Candis C. Veach, Watertown, SD, careless driving/accident related, $120.00.

In other action

Donene K. Kirkegaard, Miller, SD, pled guilty to a charge of driving under the influence, first offense. The fine was $600.00, plus court costs of $135.00 and surcharges of $44.00. A 10-day jail sentence was suspended on the following conditions: attend DUI classes; pay fines, costs and any restitution as ordered; obey all laws of the state, local and federal governments for 360 days; county shall have lien against defendant of $25.00 per day for any time served. License was revoked for 30 days.

Bowdry R. Morris, St. Lawrence, SD, pled guilty to a charge of failing to maintain financial responsibility. He was fined $134.00 plus $40.00 in court costs and surcharges of $26.00. A two-day jail sentence was suspended on condition that the defendant pay fines, costs and restitution as ordered. License was suspended for 30 days.

David Hoiby, Stanley, N.D., was found guilty of two charges of hunting without non-resident big game license. A third charge was dismissed on motion by the prosecutor. On each count he was fined $600.00 ($1,200.00 total), court costs of $40.00 ($80.00 total), and surcharges of $44.00 ($88.00 total). A 30-day jail sentence was suspended on condition the defendant obey all laws of the state, local and federal governments for 360 days. License was revoked for one year.


Lyndsey Clarke, Miller, SD, vs. Dustyn Clarke, Miller, SD, granted to plaintiff September 30, 2013.

The next court date in Hand Country will be held November 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Hand County Courthouse.

Hand County Courthouse – October 15, 2013

Judge Jon R. Erickson presiding