WINNEMUCCA — The Humboldt County DA’s Office has officially filed charges in the case of a man who allegedly attacked a law enforcement officer and allowed his dog to attack during a domestic battery investigation.
Gary Robinson, 72, has been charged with five felonies: battery with a deadly weapon, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and preventing a person from testifying. He’s also charged with gross misdemeanor battery on a peace officer and misdemeanor domestic battery.
Sheriff Ed Kilgore said deputies were dispatched to Robinson’s house on Friday (June 17) afternoon on the report of a domestic battery.
The allegations were that during the course of the investigation Robinson struck Sgt. Lee Dove with his fist then called for his dog. The dog reportedly bit Dove several times and threatened the other deputies; however, Dove was the only one injured.
Deputies from the sheriff’s office shot the dog during the attack. Kilgore said there were four deputies at the scene, one of whom was a trainee.
Dove was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure and will be on temporary leave of absence.
Robinson is in custody at the Humboldt County Detention Center where bail was set at $165,000.
CORRECTION: The dog mentioned in this post did not belong to Robinson, but to his juvenile grandson who was at the house at the time of the altercation. A family member reported the dog was very friendly and expressed surprise the dog attacked law enforcement since that was not in his nature. The family member said the incident has not only been hard on law enforcement and the community, but the family as well.