Verdict In Trial Of Man Accused Of Shooting At Deputy

A man accused of firing a shotgun at a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office deputy was in court for the reading of the verdict in his trial.

Ronald Dean Lauck, 52, of Arlington, was facing a charge of felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and a charge of intimidation, a third-degree felony, in connection with an August 26th, 2020 incident in Jackson Township.

Deputies responded to 16091 County Road 8 a little before 7 o’clock that night to investigate a domestic dispute that involved Lauck’s son.

During their investigation, the sheriff’s office said Lauck fired a shotgun at a deputy and the deputy returned fire.

No one was struck by the gunfire.

Several members of the sheriff’s office and several members of Lauck’s family were in the courtroom on Wednesday when Judge Reginald Routson announced the verdicts.

Judge Routson found Lauck not guilty of the felonious assault charge and guilty of the intimidation charge.

Both charges came with a firearm specification.

On the intimidation charge, Lauck faces 9 to 36 months behind bars.

And the firearm specification calls for a mandatory three years behind bars.

So the sentencing range Lauck is facing is three years and nine months to six years.

Sentencing has been set for March 29th at 11 a.m.

Lauck was taken into custody and taken to the Hancock County Jail where he’ll remain until sentencing.