By Sandy Schroth
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South Dakota man found sleeping in Orchard home sentenced

 

April 13, 2023



A South Dakota man who was found sleeping in a rural Orchard living room in March appeared in front of the Honorable Donna Taylor at the Antelope County courthouse in Neligh last week.

Douglas H. Jenkins, 36, of Brookings, waived his right to counsel and pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing, a Class 1 misdemeanor committed March 29.

Jenkins told the judge he had been driving for more than 20 hours and thought the farmhouse was abandoned.

“I know I must have,” he said. “I deeply apologize, it wasn’t my intent to enter anyone’s property.”

Antelope County attorney Joe Smith recited...



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