Tuesday, September 3, 2013
While exiting Gadsden Acres, Summerville Police were flagged down by a woman at the intersection of Wooduck Dr., and Canvasback Dr.
The female appeared to have a black eye. She told police the male behind her had “just tried to kill her.”
The male continued to quickly walk away and ignored police requests to stop. Police questioned the man – Justine M. Dorsch – and Dorsch denied anything had happened.
The victim, however, showed police bruises and told police that Dorsch had tried to choke her. Also, that he had locked her in a room for six hours, told her he had helped his cousin kill a girl and that the cousin was now in jail for the killing.
Police charged Dorsch with domestic violence. They found a cell phone belonging to the victim in his pocket.
The victim told police she had returned (from being out with friends) to the Gadsden Acres residence around 1 a.m. Dorsch had started arguing with her because he did not like her friends. When she tried to leave the residence he would not let her leave, locking her in the bedroom. She told police she thought about trying to climb out the window but was afraid. Dorsch had been brandishing a steak knife.
When Dorsch unlocked the door and started choking her she said she started to black out but Dorsch’s cell phone rang and he released her and she ran outside, followed by Dorsch, and flagged down the police.
Police then amended the charges against Dorsch to Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature and Kidnapping.
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