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Suspect in Fordyce, NE knife attack set to appear in Cedar County Court on Wednesday

HARTINGTON, Nebraska (KTIV) – A Cedar County, Neb., man accused of attacking another person and leaving him in critical condition, is set to appear in a courtroom on Wednesday.

Kevin Haug has been arrested on charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, possession of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, and burglary, this according to the Cedar County Attorney’s office. On Monday Haug was transported to the Antelope County Jail.

He is scheduled to appear at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday in Cedar County Court, this according to the Cedar County Attorney’s office.

He was arrested at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha last week by the Nebraska State Patrol. Haug was recovering from injuries sustained in an accident on July 2, after ramming an officer’s squad car with a stolen U-Haul during a traffic stop.

According to an affidavit filed on July 2, Haug broke into Rhea Haug’s residence in Fordyce, Nebraska. Haug made his way through the residence before heading into amain floor bedroom where Rhea and Jimmy Olson were located.

According to the affidavit, Rhea said there was a struggle between Kevin and Olson, with Kevin attacking Olson with a corn knife and fillet knife.

According to the affidavit, Rhea said following the attack Kevin washed his hands in the swimming pool before running to his vehicle parked near the end of the driveway. Authorities drained the swimming pool to find a 10″ corn blade and a 7″ fillet blade.

According to the affidavit, Olson suffered a cut to his forehead, a stab wound in his upper right abdomen that required surgery, a deep laceration to his left hand, and cuts on his lower left abdomen.

Haug was arrested just last month on two drug charges.

He was arrested June 17 for possession of a controlled substance and possession or use of drug paraphernalia.

He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Blake Branch

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