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Nebraska man charged with first-degree attempted murder faces new charges

CEDAR COUNTY, Nebraska (KTIV) – A Nebraska man accused of stabbing and critically wounding another man back in July now faces new charges.

According to court documents filed on October 31 in Cedar County Court, 44-year-old Kevin Haug will now face eight charges when he is arraigned on Wednesday. He was previously arrested on first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

The new charges include another count of first-degree attempted murder, assault on an officer using a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, and criminal mischief.

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.

Haug was found by police after he rammed an officer’s squad car during a traffic stop. Authorities in Yankton, South Dakota, say Haug was driving a stolen U-Haul truck on July 2 when he hit the squad car and fled across the bridge to Nebraska.

After Haug was taken into custody that day, he spent nearly three weeks at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha recovering from his injuries. He was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol at the medical center on July 19.

Blake Branch

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