Yesterday, Dugan was indicted by a grand jury on charges of custodial interference and three counts of terroristic threatening and Boutte said that’s what drove Dugan to suicide.
Richard Dugan, leader of small religious sect, faced charges on custodial interference and terroristic threatening.
The leader of the Sabbatharians religious sect fatally shot himself Tuesday after a two-hour standoff that began when police tried to arrest him near a downtown area, the Leitchfield Police Department said.
Family members said Dugan believed he was going to be indicted in connection with a previous standoff last Winter when the sect refused to allow police and social workers access to a child inside their compound.
After extensive phone calls with the Sabbatharians, KSP and social services returned to the hilltop compound. Peavy said to ensure that no violence erupted, KSP brought along their SWAT team, SRT.
According to WLKY, state police and child protection workers had been trying to investigate a neglect complain involving four children in a hilltop compound in Grayson County.
Is The End Of The World Upon Us? WLKY, May 5, 2003 http://www.thelouisvillechannel.com/ The Bible predicts it, ministers preach about it and many others fear it. But few of us expect the end of the world to happen anytime soon. One religious sect, however, is counting down the days from a strange-looking compound on a Grayson County hilltop, WLKY NewsChannel 32’s John Boel reported Monday. Many people have been wondering what’s going on up on that hilltop. The compound is growing, and so is suspicion. The Sabbatharians say the war in Iraq is just another sign that the end of