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Court records reveal details of alleged Wildernest break-in

Elise Reuter
ereuter@summitdaily.com

Dylan Haas, 22, faces 15 charges including attempted second-degree murder and first-degree burglary following an alleged break-in.

Two Summit County men were arrested following an alleged November break-in, with one facing multiple repeat offenses. Dylan Haas, 22, faces a total of 15 counts, including attempted second-degree murder and first-degree burglary, both class-three felonies, and two habitual crime counts.

According to a probable cause statement released by Summit Combined Courts, the crime was reported around 11 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2015, after Haas and a group of individuals allegedly broke into a man's Wildernest condominium.

The man reported that Haas and a group of others showed up to a party they were not invited to and were asked to leave by the unit owner after they started pushing some of the guests. As the men were escorted out of the condo, they said they would return.

According to the report, about 20 minutes later, the partygoers "heard a knock on the door of the unit," a girl sitting by the door opened it "and the door flew open."

The victim noted that the group of men attempted to start a fight, but two of his friends pushed the door closed and locked it. The group of men reportedly banged on the door for five minutes before kicking it in, breaking the doorjamb.

Once the men had entered, a fight reportedly took place in the kitchen. After the victim saw Haas punching one of his friends, he said he pushed Haas before he was grabbed by several men who pulled his sweatshirt over his head, so he could not see.

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When the man took off his sweatshirt, he said he looked up to see Haas with a kitchen knife aimed at his chest. The man said he threw up his hands to stop Haas, who allegedly cut his chest and right arm.

Summit County Sheriff Deputy Steve Maes wrote he observed a six-inch laceration on the man's chest and a three-inch laceration on his left shoulder. In addition, he reported two cuts on the man's right shoulder and bicep.

The unit owner said the knife Haas used was taken from the kitchen, with the blade measuring about 14 inches in length.

Summit County Sheriff's Captain Jaime Fitzsimons said another man, Fernando Posada Larios, was arrested with Haas for the attempted burglary.

THE ARREST

Just a few days later, the morning of Nov. 17, Summit County Sheriff's Sergeant Dave Martinez and Maes contacted Haas and Larios. Haas said he had been involved in an altercation in the condo complex but had been jumped by several men at the party.

Although neither officer had mentioned anything about a knife, Haas said he was innocent and did not stab anyone. Both men were arrested that day; Haas with charges of second-degree assault, second-degree burglary and menacing, and Posada with charges of criminal mischief and second-degree burglary.

According to the list of charges, Haas has two previous felony convictions from the state of Illinois: In 2011, he was convicted of attempted burglary, and, in 2012, he was convicted of child sex abuse. Under Colorado criminal law, a "habitual offender" can face up to three times the presumptive range for a felony if convicted of two prior felonies within the last 10 years.

During a Dec. 15 hearing, Haas' bond was reduced to $10,000 cash or surety. He will next appear in court on January 5, 2016.

Haas' defense attorney was not available for comment at the time of this story.