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Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

LARCHWOOD—A 43-year-old Sioux Falls, SD, woman was arrested about 12:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, on charges of second-offense domestic abuse assault and public intoxication at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort northwest of Larchwood.

The arrest of Thirza Jo Schmith stemmed from an altercation with her fiancé, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Schmith was intoxicated and became upset with him when he refused to give her the keys to their vehicle.

She pushed him about five times and punched him about 20 times until a patron and casino security stepped in and stopped the altercation, according to the incident report.

The man received a laceration on his face from Schmith striking him.

A no contact order was issued against Schmith with her fiancé.