Man who sicced his dog on SO deputies changes plea

WINNEMUCCA — The man who sicced a dog on Humboldt Count Sheriff’s Office deputies who were trying to arrest him has taken the deal offered by the state.

Gary Robinson, 71,  was in 6th Judicial District Court on Tuesday (Oct. 25) for a change of plea hearing.  He pleaded guilty to battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm – all category B felonies.

The incident goes back to June 17 when deputies were called to the Robinson house on the report of a domestic battery in progress.

When deputies attempted to arrest Robinson, he called out to his grandson’s dog to “get ‘em boy”.

The dog, described as a pit bull, charged deputies and actually attacked Sgt. Lee Dove, whose leg was injured in the attack.  Deputy Lincoln Fay shot the dog.

A sentencing hearing was set for 2:30 p.m. December 12.

Robinson remains in custody at the Humboldt County Detention Center on $165,500 bail.

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