Metro GenericLAUGHLIN, NEV.– A Bullhead City man faces Attempted Murder charges following another encounter with an ex-girlfriend at the Riverwood Apartment Complex on Saturday. It was not the first time that Dusty J. Dutton, 26, has been arrested by Las Vegas Metro police in Laughlin this year regarding his often-rocky relationship with his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of one of his children. Officers from the Laughlin substation were dispatched to the apartment complex at 7:58 a.m. According to the victim, Dutton started banging on her front door. When she opened the door, he reportedly forced his way in and began beating and punching her. Dutton was reportedly upset because he suspected his ex-girlfriend was involved in another relationship and dragged her through the apartment by the hair in search of another person. There was no one else in the apartment other than her children. “At one point the suspect pulled a knife out and was swinging toward the victim and stuck the knife into the wall,” said Lt. John Healy, commander of the Laughlin substation. “The knife the victim described was located on Dutton when police took him into custody.” Dutton left the apartment before police arrived. They caught him as he was attempting to leave the complex. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count each of Burglary and Attempted Murder. He was also found to be wanted out several outstanding warrants from Laughlin Justice Court and Clark County District Court. The warrants from Laughlin Justice Court stem from a similar incident involving his ex-girlfriend earlier this year. From that incident, the Clark County District Attorney’s office charged Dutton with Attempted Murder with a Deadly Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary, two counts of Domestic Battery by Strangulation, False Imprisonment and Child Abuse. The warrant from district court was issued on Nov. 17 when Dutton failed to show up for sentencing on a charge of Coercion related to yet another run-in with Metro in Laughlin back in June. He had dusty_james_duttonentered a guilty plea as part of an agreement, but never showed up for sentencing. Dutton is scheduled to be arraigned on all charges tomorrow.

 

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