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MN man pulled over; pulls shotgun on Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy


UPDATE - The man accused of pulling a shotgun on a Lincoln County deputy has a plea/sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Investigators say Bruce Lyon-Dugin appeared drunk when he was pulled over in July 2011.  The deputy says Lyon-Dugin pointed a shotgun out the window of his vehicle.  That led to a short standoff before Lyon-Dugin was arrested.

Lyon-Dugin is charged with Failure/Comply-Officer/Person into Custody, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer.


LINCOLN COUNTY (WAOW) -- Lincoln County investigators say during a traffic stop, an intoxicated driver pulled a shotgun on a deputy.

Officials say at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, reports were received about a possible intoxicated driver on US 51 near Lincoln Drive in the Town of Merrill.  Similar reports came in about the driver on CTH K.  The vehicle was found and stopped near Spruce Street.

When the deputy made contact with the driver, Bruce Anthony Lyon-Dugin, 55, of Minneapolis, MN, he appeared to be drunk.  When the deputy returned to the vehicle, Lyon-Dugin pointed a firearm out the window of his vehicle.  A short standoff occurred between Lyon-Dugin and the deputy.  Lyon-Dugin was physically subdued and taken into custody.

He's currently in the Lincoln County jail.  He faces several felony and misdemeanor charges.

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