Teen accused of demanding return of stolen drugs at gunpoint denied bail

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Dakota Polley

Dakota Polley

A St. Joseph man accused of holding a group of people at gunpoint demanding they return his stolen drugs will remain behind bars pending his next court hearing.

As we reported, Dakota Polley, 18, was charged with misdemeanor assault after the incident March 23 at Hyde Park. In a court affidavit, St. Joseph Police Detective Chase cotter said Dakota Polley accused a group of people of stealing his narcotics.

“The defendant told the subjects they were not allowed to leave and he would shoot them if he didn’t get his narcotics back,” according to the affidavit. “The defendant searched the victims for his drugs.”

Cotter says a firearm identical to what a witness described was located at the scene.

During his initial court appearance Tuesday, Associate Judge Keith Marquart entered a plea of not guilty and overruled a motion to set bond in the case. Judge Marquart scheduled the matter for a hearing April 5.