Grove City man awaits sentencing
LITCHFIELD -- Sentencing has been rescheduled for the 58-year-old man who allegedly blocked traffic on November 2013 west of Grove City and attacked two people.
LITCHFIELD - Sentencing has been rescheduled for the 58-year-old man who allegedly blocked traffic on November 2013 west of Grove City and attacked two people.
William Richard Dugan of Grove City was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Meeker County District Court on two counts of felony second-degree assault, felony first-degree damage to property and misdemeanor fourth-degree damage to property. Sentencing has been rescheduled to Oct. 8.
A letter from Dugan’s attorney, Brian Olsen, said that he disagreed with a presentence investigation.
“I was surprised and taken aback by the presumptive prison commitment, as I believe that all of us, judge, prosecutor, dispositional advisor and defense attorney believe that there would be a presumptive stay of execution,” the letter stated.
Dugan had pleaded guilty to the charges in August under a plea agreement to dismiss two other felony charges of attempted assault in the first degree.
According to the criminal complaint in the case, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service for a fight blocking traffic on Nov. 19, 2013, on U.S. Highway 12 west of Grove City.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a man and woman who said they were victims of Dugan’s brutal attack. They reported that Dugan yelled racial slurs at the man and attacked him with a two-by-four with nails protruding from it and bit him.
After the man broke away from Dugan, the two retreated to their vehicle. Dugan then entered his pickup truck and rammed it into the man’s vehicle multiple times, causing it to slide into the ditch. As the couple tried to escape the attack, Dugan reportedly continued to chase them, strike them with his pickup truck and scream racial slurs.