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Gollubske dismissal of explosion case denied

September 27, 2019 by Abigail Bostwick

A motion to have a felony case of causing explosions at an Iron County asphalt plant has been shot down in Iron County Circuit Court. 

Overseeing Judge Gary Carlson heard the motion made for Matthew Gollubske, 39, Kimball, with attorney William Albert Appleton last week. Prosecuting attorney is state assistant attorney General Richard Dufour. 

Gollubske is said to have joined forces with his father, Robert “Barrell” Gollubske, 81, Kimball, in setting off two explosions at Mathy Construction on the fourth of July in 2015. 

Dismissal was warranted for Gollubske based on the lengthy delay of charges being filed, the defense noted in court. Dufour did not agree, nor did the court. 

Gollubske entered a plea of not guilty and the case will move forward after a new judge comes on board as a permanent replacement for Judge Patrick Madden, who passed away this summer. 

Robert Gollubske was found incompetent and not likely to regain competency on felony charges of threatening to blow up a Mercer clinic in 2018. Facing the same charges as his son, that case is on hold due to the incompetency ruling. 

Gollubske’s $250,000 cash bond was recently reduced to $100,000 with restrictions on alcohol and weapons. He may not contact Mathy Construction.


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