Former Mitchell baseball players enter not guilty pleas to sexual assault charges

Six former members of the Mitchell Legion Baseball team who are facing charges of Second Degree Rape and Aiding and Abetting Rape entered not guilty pleas Tuesday morning at the Pennington County courthouse.

News Center One in Rapid City reports that 18-year-old Hudson Michael Haley, 19-year-old Landon William Waddell, 17-year-old Peyton Douglas Mandel, 18-year-old Lincoln Charles Bates, 18-year-old Carter Ryan Miller and 17-year-old Karter Marcus Sibson are facing charges for their alleged involvement in hazing incidents.

Bond conditions for the accused specified they were to have no contact with the victims and they were not allowed to take part in school extracurricular activities or to attend school events.

A status hearing for the six is set for February 6th, 2024. That allows the state to continue discovery and allow any motions to be filed.


October 4, 2023