Deputies: Man arrested after assault on a person and a truck

Deputies: Man arrested after assault on a person and a truck

Sheriff's deputies arrested a 34-year-old man, charging him with robbery and theft after an assault that happened Thursday in the 700 block of Buckhorn Road.

Authorities say that Michael Darren Smith, 34, came home from cutting wood at about 7 a.m. Thursday to find a 60-year-old man in his house with Smith's girlfriend.

Officials say that's when Smith became upset and assaulted the man, then went after his truck. They say Smith took an ax to the man's truck, then allegedly stole his wallet and chain saw.

Smith was arrested and charged by deputies with first degree robbery, first degree theft and fourth degree assault, among other charges.

He is lodged in the Douglas County Jail with bail set at $487,500.