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Judge sets Haug’s bond at $1 million

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HARTINGTON — Cedar County Judge Douglas Luebe set a $1 million bond Wednesday for attempted murder suspect Kevin Haug, Fordyce.

Haug, 44, who appeared before the judge without an attorney, was charged with five crimes; Attempted murder in the first degree, assault in the first degree, burglary, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a deadly weapon. All of which are felonies and have a potential to be dealt with in the state court.

Haug allegedly broke into the Fordyce home of his wife, Rhea Haug, and stabbed James Olson, 58, in the early morning hours of July 2.

Olson suffered stab wounds to his abdomen, hand and thigh. He was transported to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D., after the incident, where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

In order to bond out of jail, Haug will need to produce 10 percent or $100,000.

In asking for the $1 million bond, Cedar County Attorney Ed Matney said this is a matter of public safety.



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