Codington County deputies make two arrests during traffic stop near Dakota Sioux Casino

November 21, 2019

Mike Tanner

KWAT Radio News 


WATERTOWN, S.D.–Codington County deputies made two arrests Wednesday night following a traffic stop and subsequent foot chase.


Sheriff Brad Howell says just before 11:00 p.m. a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a Chevy Tahoe near the entrance to Dakota Sioux Casino.


The suspect, 41 year-old Michael Mitchell of Brandon, ran from deputies, but was chased down and arrested.


A passenger in the Tahoe, 46 year-old Jana Hagman of Adrian, Minnesota, was also arrested.


Howell says there were multiple burglary tools in Mitchell’s vehicle, along with several vials, hypodermic needles, a half-ounce of meth and drug distribution equipment. 


Bond was set at $15,000 cash only for Mitchell. Hagman’s bond was set at $5,000 cash.