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Deputies use stun gun in meth arrest

Staff writer

Deputies used an electronic stun gun on a Marion man who refused to comply with repeated orders to put his hands behind his back so he could be arrested Sunday morning.

Sheriff Jeff Soyez said drug dog handler Matt Regier pulled over Dustin J. Luchi, 42, at Flying Eagle Truck Stop in Florence early Sunday.

Luchi immediately was non-compliant, Soyez said.

“He kept saying he had a knife on him,” Soyez said.

Regier called for deputy Joel Womochil to assist.

“Overall, he was given 11 orders to place his hands behind his back,” Soyez said.

After the 11th time, deputies used a stun gun on him, Soyez said.

Luchi was not injured, but deputies were able to handcuff him.

When Luchi and his vehicle were searched, he allegedly was found to have three grams of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia such as smoking pipes.

Luchi was booked into jail at 4:43 a.m. on suspicion of felony interference with law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and driving without a valid license.

He was released from jail at 5:10 p.m. Monday after posting $10,000 surety bond.

Last modified April 20, 2022