Jury To Be Selected From Rusk County On Deputy Homicide Case

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | by Ben Dryden |


A Jury will be selected from Rusk County citizens for the case charging Doug Nitek with the homicide of Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Glaze.

Online circuit court records show that a court hearing was held on June 27, 2018 regarding the charges filed against Doug Nitek stemming from the death of Rusk County Deputy Dan Glaze.

The Court heard from the Prosecuting Attorneys on the case as well as from Defense counsel for Nitek. Defense Counsel advised the Court that Nitek waived his right to have his criminal jury trial held in Rusk County on his charges including Class A Felony 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, 2 counts of Class B Felony Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, 17 counts of Class F Felony 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, 5 counts of Felony Bail Jumping, Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and 2 counts of Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property.

Although no final determination was listed in online circuit court records as to where the jury trial will be held, it was decided at the June 27, 2018 hearing that the Jurors would be selected from Rusk County for the jury trial.

Nitek also faces charges in a separate case, filed in Sawyer County previously to the homicide charges, for Class F Felony 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property, and Misdemeanor Failure to Install an Ignition Interlock Device.

Another hearing is scheduled for August 2018 regarding the homicide charges filed against Nitek, with a 15-day Jury Trial also scheduled to start in mid-September 2018 on that case.


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