A judge ordered a man held on a $250,000 bond after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman and was then bitten by a sheriff’s canine when he barricaded himself at an Ingleside home.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday to the 35600 block of North Lane Drive in Ingleside for a report of a violation of an order of protection.
The protected person reported the respondent of the order, Richard C. Huhn, 53, of Ingleside, was in her garage refusing to leave.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the victim reported Huhn threatened he would kill her if she called the police.
Huhn had an active arrest warrant for a previous violation of an order of protection.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and attempted to speak with Huhn through an access door leading into the garage.
Huhn refused to exit the garage and placed objects in front of the door to barricade it, Covelli said.
Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax arrived at the scene and Huhn was informed to exit or Dax would be released.
Covelli said that Huhn refused to exit and sheriff’s deputies used a ram device to force the service door open.
Sheriff’s deputies entered and located Huhn hiding under a bench in the garage.
He refused to surrender even after being warned again that Dax would be released, Covelli said.
Canine Dax was released and bit Huhn on the leg.
Huhn surrendered after being bit and was placed into custody. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the bite wounds.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charges of violating an order of Protection with a prior conviction, teasing a police animal and resisting a peace officer.
Huhn was transported to the Lake County Jail after being discharged from the hospital.
He appeared in bond court Tuesday afternoon and Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered him held on a $250,000 bond.
Huhn remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $25,000 cash to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 11.