Aurora man tased after threatening deputies

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

32-year-old faces 4 felonies, 2 misdemeanors

An Aurora man is facing four felonies and two misdemeanors after allegedly fleeing arrest and threatening Barry County deputies with a metal table leg.

Dustin Bass, 32, of Aurora, is charged with three counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, felony resisting arrest and two counts of misdemeanor third-degree domestic assault.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Kerry Headrick, a deputy with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called out to a home on Farm Road 1200 near Aurora for a domestic call.

Bass had allegedly assaulted two family members by throwing items at them and threatening to kill them. when attempting to detain Bass, Headrick said he attempted to flee the home on foot.

When his attempt to flee was thwarted, Headrick said Bass grabbed a metal table leg about 2 feet and 5 inches long, then rushed toward deputies poised to strike them.

"When [Bass] was warned he would be shot, he attempted to flee upstairs and was stopped by a locked door," Headrick said in the report. "Still refusing to drop his weapon, he was subsequently tased. Three tase cycles were needed to gain compliance."

Bass is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $25,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for Thursday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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