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Man charged after threats against kids


An area man is charged with several felonies after police say he threatened to harm his children along with other people and himself.

Dillon Hahn, 21, of Leadington, is charged with two class D felonies of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and a class E felony of harassment in the first degree.

According to a probable cause statement signed by the Bonne Terre Police Department, on Dec. 16 an officer was called to a home off North Long Street about a person stating he was going to kill his children.

The mother of the children called police after Hahn came to her house with their two children in his vehicle. The woman told the officer Hahn pulled into her driveway and almost hit her vehicle. She said Hahn then backed up and hit the neighbor’s car.

She also told the officer Hahn accelerated his vehicle quickly and drove off in a dangerous manner. She said Hahn then called her and said he was going to kill their children, kill some people in Park Hills, blow her head off and then kill himself.

The officer talked to one of the woman’s neighbors who saw what happened and said Hahn pulled into her driveway and then backed up, hitting a vehicle. He also told the officer that Hahn was burning his tires extremely loud as he drove up the road. The neighbor felt Hahn was being reckless.

Hahn’s phone pinged in Ste. Genevieve and the officer was able to reach Hahn on the phone. Deputies with the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department took Hahn into custody and the children were found safe.

During an interview, Hahn told the officer that he went to get diapers from the mother of his children and while there he saw another man and got mad. He also said his foot slipped off of the clutch and he rolled backward.

He told the officer he didn’t know he hit a vehicle.

Hahn is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond in the St. Francois County Jail.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or



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