Wellsville man charged for alleged actions in Wednesday Douglas County State Lake incident
A 23-year-old Wellsville man was charged in Douglas County District Court Thursday with aggravated battery and aggravated robbery after allegedly attacking and robbing a man at Douglas State Fishing Lake early Wednesday morning.
Donnie Ray Michael Plouffe was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after a 32-year-old man reported he’d been “struck several times and had property stolen" between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Kristen Dymacek said.
The allegedly stolen property is listed in court documents as a backpack and its contents.
The alleged victim made the report from an apartment in Baldwin City, Dymacek said, and responding officers found him with “several large lacerations” upon arrival. He was taken for treatment at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Plouffe allegedly committed the crime with a gun. For that reason, the state requested a $50,000 bond for the man.
Still, Plouffe asked that his bond be lower, stating that it was “(his) first violent crime.”
Judge Pro Tem James George ultimately set bond at $50,000 because the aggravated robbery charge could yield a prison sentence for Plouffe, if he is convicted.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was unable to provide Plouffe’s booking photo by Thursday evening.
Plouffe remains in the Douglas County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court again on July 8.
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