Man charged with assaulting woman with bat, holding her hostage for 4 hours
WAGNER -- A 37-year-old Wagner man has been arrested for assaulting a woman with a baseball bat, holding her against her will, raping her and resisting arrest.
Michael Guerue, 37, will have his preliminary hearing on Oct. 9 at the Charles Mix County Courthouse in Lake Andes.
Court documents say Guerue was arrested in August when law enforcement received a call that a woman was assaulted with a baseball bat. The woman showed law enforcement she was hit in the face, legs and arms, and that the man had bitten her on her hand where bite marks were visible. She also said she was held for four hours before she was able to get away and call 911.
When officers attempted to contact Guerue, he tried to flee and hide inside of a home. A tribal officer who was assisting deployed his tazer at Guerue "and he fell down but ripped the prongs out and got back up again started to run again," according to court documents. Officers eventually had to "dry stun" Guerue and they eventually were able to get him handcuffed.
The next day, the woman told law enforcement the man "forces her to have sex all the time." He was then charged for second-degree rape, a Class 1 felony.
He was also charged with first-degree kidnapping, a Class C felony; aggravated assault - domestic abuse, a Class 3 felony; and resisting arrest, a Class 1 misdemeanor.