A 911 call where only yelling could be heard in the background sent St. Robert Police Department (SRPD) to a domestic disturbance call that ended in Dietrich L. Haggard, 38, of St. Robert facing four counts related to drugs, guns, and domestic assault.
On March 9, 2018 at around 6:15 in the evening SRPD responded to the 911 call in which the Communications Center reported that no one spoke directly to the dispatcher, but "yelling was heard in the background," according to court documents.
A Crimestar search on the phone number netted an address and SRPD went to attempt to locate where the call originated from. According to the probable cause statement, the investigating officer was met by a juvenile "running towards" him, who told the officer that his parents "were fighting at their home."
The officer wrote in the charging document that the juvenile reported that the altercation had allegedly gotten physical and that "his dad hit his mom."
"As I walked up to the home, I observed a second juvenile standing in the front doorway, crying. I escorted both juveniles to the front yard," the officer wrote in the probable cause statement.
Court documents reported that officers made contact with Haggard and the adult female on scene and observed the female, who is not named in the record, walking up to Haggard from behind and slapping him on the right side of his face, causing her to be detained.
The investigating officer noted in the probable cause statement that he "observed a cut on the female's face," during the course of the investigation.
"I asked Haggard if he was carrying any weapons. Haggard stated no. I advised Haggard that he would be patted down for weapons. Haggard immediately asked to go inside and use the restroom. I advised Haggard that I would secure the scene and then he could use the restroom," the officer wrote in the probable cause statement.
The request for the bathroom was made, according to the document, before Haggard "attempted to block his hoodie pocket" during the pat down where the investigating officer allegedly discovered the first baggie of suspected illegal drugs. The baggie was suspected to be marijuana.
"I asked Haggard if he asked to use the restroom so he could flush the marijuana. Haggard stated yes," the investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement.
The interview with Haggard differed greatly than what was reported by the juveniles and female at the scene according to what was written in the court documents.
Haggard allegedly told the investigating officer that he and the female "had been arguing over tax refund money" and she allegedly "grabbed a hammer and proceeded to the garage" where she allegedly threatened to damage Haggard's vehicle with the hammer.
According to the probable cause statement, Haggard reported that the alleged victim "swung the hammer and his his phone out of his hand" and he "pushed" her into a cabinet and took the hammer away from her.
The alleged victim reported, to the investigating officer, that she "grabbed the hammer to defend herself from Haggard" and that he allegedly pushed her face into the doorway, "grabbed her by the hair, and threw a small safe at her." According to the probable cause statement, the alleged victim reported that the safe hitting her is "how she obtained the cut on her face."
The charging document goes on to allege that the victim reported to the investigating officer that "Haggard was a drug dealer and that he had drugs stashed all around their home."
The investigating officer reported that one of the juveniles came up to him and handed him "a blue container, which contained two baggies of marijuana" reporting that the container was allegedly Haggard's.
"I asked Haggard if the marijuana found by his son belonged to him. Haggard stated yes," the investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement.
According to the charging document, the juvenile also allegedly reported to the investigating officer that Haggard owned guns and showed the officer where they could be found. The officer reported allegedly discovering a "Smith and Wesson Airweight .38 Special +P revolver, and an SA 15 AR 15 rifle."
The female allegedly reported to the investigating officer, according to the probable cause statement, that she had recently discovered illegal narcotics in three different locations in her house. She allegedly showed the investigating officer those locations.
The officer wrote in the probable cause statement that he allegedly discovered a "baggie of a tan powder substance in a shoe" during the initial search at the scene.
The alleged victim "stated that she had enough of Haggard possessing and dealing illegal narcotics," the investigating officer reported in the court documents. She also reported that Haggard had allegedly "recently returned from Chicago, Illinois, where he had picked up a large amount of the tan powder substance."
The children, according to court documents were given to the custody of a relative, and both the alleged victim and Haggard were placed under arrest and taken to SRPD. The female was taken back to the residence where she gave "verbal consent to search the residence," according to court documents.
"I began my search in the hallway restroom, where Haggard had been prior to being escorted outside of the residence. I located a large baggie, which contained a tan powder substance, underneath the toilet scrub brush. I located a small baggie of tan powder substance underneath the large baggie," the investigating officer reported in the probable cause statement.
Additionally, the officer reported discovering a digital scale in the kitchen and another digital scale in the closet near where the first bag of tan powder substance was discovered in a shoe.
"The tan powder substance was tested using the NARTEC NM3 kit, where it tested positive for heroin. The total weight of the three bags of heroin was 55.53 grams," the officer wrote in the probable cause statement.
It is noted in the probable cause statement that Haggard's criminal history report revealed a conviction for "conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine" and "federal supervised probation," making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
Haggard is facing one count of class C felony Trafficking in the second degree for "knowingly" possessing "more than 30 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin." If convicted of that charge, he could be sentenced to between three and ten years.
He is also facing one count of class D felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, which could see him sentenced to between two and seven years, if convicted. The third count of the complaint charges Haggard with a second charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, giving him a charge for each weapon allegedly found at the scene.
The fourth count against Haggard is a class D felony Domestic Assault in the second degree charge for which Haggard could see a sentence of two to seven years, if convicted. Haggard is being held on a $200,000 bond and his case has been set for advice of counsel on March 20, at 9 a.m.