Bond was set at $5,000 after a 32-year-old Odin man was formally charged in Marion County Court on Friday with misdemeanor criminal damage to property. Dustin Groff was arrested early Friday morning following an incident where he allegedly stole his father’s ATV and used it to damage his property.
Groff, who had been living in an outbuilding at his father’s home, could not be located when sheriff’s deputies first came to the home to investigate Thursday night. They were called back early Friday morning when Groff returned to his father’s property and allegedly went to an outbuilding where he was living.
Deputies say when Groff refused to let them in, they used a key to gain entry and took him into custody after he allegedly resisted arrest.
Groff had reportedly torn up the ditches and driveway of the home as well as run over his father’s mailbox after taking the ATV without permission.
He had the public defender appointed to represent him and ordered to have no contact with his father or his property if he is released on bond.