Sentencing Reset for Fort Pierre Man Who Admitted to Violating Probation from 2009 Case

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PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sentencing for a man who admitted to violating probationary terms on 2009 Stanley County charges-including Inhumane Treatment of Animal-was delayed Tuesday. 27-year-old Flint Dahl was also to be sentenced yesterday for his pleas to other charges from Hughes County. The Hughes County State’s Attorney said yesterday that she had received information suggesting that Dahl had violated the conditions imposed on him while out on bond and asked that he be taken to jail and that a new court date be set in his cases instead.

Dahl admitted in December to violating probation on two Stanley County charges. He had been sentenced in 2010 for mistreating a rodeo horse in Fort Pierre on July 5, 2009 to spend 60 days in jail, plus five days in jail around the Fourth of July in 2010, 2011 and 2012; and pay $25,000 in restitution. He was placed on three years probation for the incident. In addition, Dahl was given a suspended 90 day jail sentence for a charge of Reckless Driving for an accident in which he crashed a pickup into a pole in September of 2009.

In charges from Hughes County, Dahl pleaded no contest in December to Possession of a Controlled Substance and entered a plea of guilty for Boating Under the Influence and DUI and was to be sentenced on the three crimes Tuesday.

He appeared at Tuesday’s sentencing for the charges, but State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner told Judge John Brown of the possibility that Dahl had violated the conditions he was ordered to follow while on bond and asked that he be jailed. She objected to a defense request that Dahl be allowed a short time to take care of certain responsibilities before being taken to jail. Judge Brown ordered that Dahl be detained in in the courtroom and taken to jail for testing to determine if there had been a bond violation. Brown set Dahl’s new sentencing date for April 29 at 1:15 p.m.

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