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January 4, 2013

Conference set for man accused of pointing gun at woman

Dolph reportedly used pellet gun.

LOGANSPORT — A Feb. 19 pretrial conference was set for the 22-year-old Logansport man accused of pointing a gun at a woman’s head.

Damien Dolph was arrested Tuesday after an off-duty Logansport police officer observed a man holding a gun to a woman’s head on the 800 block of North Street. He appeared is Cass Superior Court I Thursday on a class D felony charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

According to the police narrative, Sgt. Brad Rozzi of the Logansport Police Department was driving past the North Street residence when he saw a man he believed was Dolph with a handgun in front of the residence. The gun was later identified as a pellet gun, according to the narrative.

Additional officers were dispatched to the scene and the woman stated that she and Dolph had been arguing about another individual he brought to the house, when they walked outside and he pointed a gun at her saying “he was going to kill her.”

The woman reported that Dolph looked like he was going to shoot the gun, but that something fell out of the gun when he cocked it. She told police he then pointed the gun at her again, but was urged to leave by a woman in a van.

She told police Dolph then left the scene in the van with other passengers, including an infant.

The vehicle was stopped by Cass County Sheriff’s deputies and Dolph was placed in wrist restraints.

Dolph later stated in the police vehicle that he had pointed the gun at the woman “to show her how upset he was” and that he had discharged the loaded pellet gun into a trash container after he had originally pointed it at her.

Sheryl Pherson was appointed as his public defender.

He remains in the Cass County Jail on $2,000 cash or $10,000 surety bond.

The class D felony charge carries a sentence of six months to three years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Caitlin Huston is a staff reporter of the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5148 or caitlin.huston@pharostribune.com.

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