Divorcee pleads not guilty to criminal charges | TheUnion.com

Divorcee pleads not guilty to criminal charges

A Nevada City man accused of shooting up his ex-wife’s house while in the throes of a divorce pleaded not guilty Monday to a slew of criminal charges, Deputy District Attorney Jim Phillips said.

Dwight Richard DePue, 51, is accused of firing at the disabled woman’s three-wheeled motorcycle with a shotgun and vandalizing her home on the 500 block of Brighton Street in Grass Valley Thursday.

DePue denied 11 misdemeanor and felony charges Monday, including discharging a firearm at a dwelling, drunken driving, resisting arrest and battery on a nurse. DePue allegedly assaulted the nurse who was drawing his blood at the hospital, Phillips said.

DePue will not be charged with attempted murder, Phillips said. DePue’s ex-wife was not home at the time of the alleged incident.

DePue remains in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail and his preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. May 20 in Nevada County Superior Court.

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