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Charges Filed against Douglas County Parolee

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress west of Ava at approximately 5:00 a.m. on January 4.  Prior to Sheriff Chris Degase’s arrival, Dustin Huff, 45, drove the homeowner’s vehicle into the house and then entered the residence demanding the owner to give him a ring of keys.
Huff fled the residence on foot into a heavily wooded area immediately prior to Sheriff Degase’s arrival.  Huff was detained by Deputy Nelson at approximately 1:00 p.m., after the subject returned to the residence.
On January 13, the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney issued a warrant for Huff for first degree domestic assault involving serious physical injury, armed criminal action, two counts of first degree burglary, first degree tampering with a motor vehicle, two counts of first degree property damage.
Judge Elizabeth Bock issued no bond for the accused because he is a danger to the victims, a danger to the community, and has prior violent convictions. Huff was on probation at the time of the crimes for a similar incident that occurred in July 2018 in which he was convicted of domestic assault, burglary, and tampering with a motor vehicle.
Huff is scheduled to appear for a bond reduction hearing in Douglas County Court on January 21.

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