Officer assaults send two Mobridge men to prison

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Two Mobridge residents will be spending time in the South Dakota State Penitentiary as a result of assaults on law officers during two separate incidents.

Morning Star Jewett, 20, of Mobridge pleaded guilty on Monday, March 3 to simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a Class 6 felony. The charge carries a maximum sentence of two years in the state penitentiary and a $4,000 dollar fine or both.

The crime occurred on February 9, when Jewett attempted to assault a Walworth County deputy at the Walworth County Jail.

Jewett was in jail on other charges when the crime occurred.

As a result of his plea of guilty, Circuit Court Judge Scott Myren sentenced Jewett to two years in the state penitentiary.

He was on parole at the time of his arrest and the two-year penitentiary sentence is to be served consecutively to any time the South Dakota Department of Corrections may impose on Jewett for violation of his parole.

In addition Jewett was assessed court costs of $104, court appointed attorney fees of $1,963.80 and given credit for 93 days already served in the county jail.

Tyler Lecompte, 20, pleaded guilty to simple assault against a law enforcement officer on Monday, March 3.

The charge is a Class 6 felony, which has a maximum sentence of two years in the state penitentiary and a $4,000 fine or both.

The crime occurred on Dec. 28 in Mobridge where Lecompte assaulted a Mobridge police officer while that officer was responding to a call.

As a result of his plea of guilty Lecompte was sentenced by Judge Scott Myren to two years in the state penitentiary with six months suspended. He was assessed court costs of $104, court appointed attorney fees, and given credit for 65 days served.

Lecompte must also provide a blood sample to be evaluated for communicable diseases.

- Katie Zerr -

 
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