Authorities say that a Dawson County man arrested last week allegedly attacked a local woman, held her against her will and attempted to set her on fire during a domestic dispute.
Dustin Lamar Lord, 35, was taken into custody on Jan. 5, 2021, and charged with multiple counts of terroristic threats, criminal attempt, aggravated assault, battery, kidnapping false imprisonment, cruelty to children and aggravated stalking.
According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, Lord’s arrest occurred after deputies responded to an address on Bailey Drive in Dawson County to investigate reports that a man had violated bond conditions.
Investigators were told at the scene that the assault began at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, when Lord allegedly threatened to set two women on fire, pouring gasoline on a shed occupied by the victims and holding up a lighter.
Warrants allege that Lord continued to attack one of the women throughout the day on Jan. 1 and into the following morning, allegedly holding her against her will, striking her in the face, strangling her and attempting to rape her.
According to charging documents, a 4-year-old child witnessed portions of the alleged assault.
Due to the ongoing nature of the case, Johnson declined to comment further on the incident.
Lord is being held in the Dawson County Detention Center, and according to Johnson, he is being held without bond.