Dorsey has an outstanding warrant for bail jumping and failure to appear at a Lucas County court for sentencing after pleading guilty for attempt to commit felonious assault and abduction in Ohio.
By H. Nelson Goodson
October 2, 2014
Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Rico Demeche Dorsey, 27, waived extradition to Ohio for an open felony warrant for bail jumping, attempt to commit felonious assault and abduction that turned up after he was taken into custody on September 25 for allegedly trying to strangle/choke his girlfriend during a domestic violence dispute. Dorsey was charged with one felony count for strangulation/suffocation and one misdemeanor count for battery in Milwaukee County. A $5,000 cash bond was set for Dorsey, but waiving extradition for an unrelated felony in Ohio revoked his eligibility for release on bond, according to court records.
He is expected back in court for preliminary hearing in Milwaukee County on October 8.
Dorsey pleaded guilty in January 8, 2014 for felonious assault and abduction. He failed to show up for a sentencing court date on July 30, 2014 and a habeas corpus warrant was issued for his arrest. Dorsey forfeited $20K in surety bond after missing a sentencing court date, according to Lucas County court records. He fled to Milwaukee to avoid sentencing for the Ohio conviction.
Dorsey has been a victim and involved in multiple altercations in which he had been shot at in Toledo, Ohio. In at least four different shooting incidents, on January 9, 2013, May 11, 2013, August 17, 2013 and on May 12, 2014, Dorsey was able to cooperated with Toledo police and the suspects were later convicted.
In the May 11, 2013 shooting incident, Rico was the main target, but Patrick L. Harris, 39, who was trying to collect a debt from him instead shot Ramon C. Dorsey, 22 in the head while seating behind the wheel of an SUV at a north side alley in Toledo. Ramon died in less than 24-hours later due to the severe injury to his head.
Rico witnessed Ramon's shooting and testified against Harris who was later convicted for killing Rico's younger brother.