Man arrested after allegedly assaulting three people with an axe
He also fled from police while the victims reported the incident.
MOUNTAIN LAKE — A Mountain Lake resident is in police custody following a Jan. 19 incident in which he is accused of assaulting three people with an axe.
A reporting party arrived at the Mountain Lake police station to tell law enforcement that Dallas Rogers, 27, had assaulted them and was in pursuit. They pointed out his vehicle and officers chased it for a while, but eventually called off the pursuit and instead issued a warrant for Rogers's arrest.
The victims told police that Rogers had a habit of becoming angry and destroying things, and the victims were afraid of him. When the three asked Rogers to leave the premises, Rogers allegedly grabbed an axe, waved it over his head and swung it at the victims, hitting the dining room table.
Rogers was apprehended Jan. 27 and charged with three counts of second-degree assault and one of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. All the charges are felony offenses, and second-degree assault carries a maximum possible sentence of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine. If convicted, Rogers will be sentenced based on criminal history.
He remains in Cottonwood County Jail on bail set at $20,000 with conditions or $50,000 without. His initial court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.