Commonwealth Journal

January 16, 2014

Sheriff’s office still searching for brother involved in assault

by Chris Harris
Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — A traffic stop resulted in the drug-related arrest of a Nancy man — who then allegedly turned around and committed another violent offense with his brother.

Authorities are looking for Hubert Earl Dugger, 36, of Ky. 235. He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approach by citizens, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

On Tuesday night, just after 10 p.m., sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Ky. 235 in western Pulaski County. During the stop and search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly discovered a quantity of methamphetamine and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun hidden in the air filter in the engine compartment of the car.

The investigation by the sheriff’s Patrol and Narcotics Divisions found that Dugger, the passenger in the car, was responsible for the drugs and the weapon, according to the sheriff’s office.

Dugger was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense, enhanced with the use of a firearm — a class A felony. The driver was not been charged in the incident.

Dugger was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center and was released from custody on bond the next day, according to Sheriff Todd Wood.

On Wednesday, Hubert and his brother Willie Dugger went to the residence of an individual they believed to be a witness against Hubert in a drug and burglary investigation, according to the sheriff’s department. Willie was allegedly armed with a handgun and Hubert allegedly with a knife.

The two brothers then allegedly assaulted the victim, causing injuries, and took property, including the victim’s wallet which contained money, according to the sheriff’s department.

Willie allegedly used force against the victim, and Hubert threatened the victim with bodily harm, said the sheriff’s report.

According to Deputy Bart Watkins, it isn’t yet known by investigators whether or not the alleged assault is connected to the original stop in which Hubert was found with the drugs and firearm.

Willie Dugger, 29, of Coles Trail in Somerset, was located Wednesday and charged on a Pulaski District Court warrant on the charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and intimidating a participant in a legal process. He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash or property bond.

Authorities are still looking for Hubert Dugger. He is described as being a white male, 6-foot-1 in height, with brown hair and green eyes, with his last known address being on Ky. 235 in the Nancy area.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department requests that anyone with information on the location of Hubert Dugger contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office or the local police of jurisdiction.

All information will be treated as confidential.