HI man arrested on gun-threat charges

Monday, January 9, 2006

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Dakoda Campbell Buck, 32, of Holiday Island, was taken into custody last week for allegedly threatening a man with a gun outside a Eureka Springs tavern -- just eight days after being booked for alleged possession of meth and marijuana at his Holiday Island home.

According to Eureka Springs Police Sgt. Shelly Summers, a complainant came to the police department last Friday alleging that Buck had pulled a gun on him.

Summers stated in her report that the complainant said he and Buck were in a fight, Buck had struck him in the face, then pulled a gun from his pants and put the gun to his neck.

"He said Buck then threatened his life by saying he would kill him and not to mess with him because he had nothing else to lose," Summers reported. "He said the weapon looked like an automatic weapon."

Buck allegedly left the scene after a witness threatened to call police.

A follow-up investigation that included interviews with employees at several Eureka taverns revealed that Buck was reported to be very intoxicated and was asked to leave one establishment for allegedly starting fights with other patrons.

An attempt to locate Buck in Eureka failed and Carroll County Sheriff's Office investigators were asked to go to his Holiday Island residence where he was arrested without incident.

He was charged with alleged aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm and terrorist threatening.

Just eight days prior, on Dec. 19, authorities went to his Blue Water Drive apartment with a search warrant and allegedly found methamphetamine ice, marijuana, a loaded firearm and surveillance equipment, along with prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with alleged possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of firearms by certain person, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearm, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription.

Buck was released two days later after posting a $25,000 bond.

His latest arrest required an additional $25,000 bond, which he posted the next day.

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