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Posted on Sun, Nov 11, 2012 : 1:18 p.m.

Ann Arbor couple accused in stabbing return to court Nov. 29

By Kyle Feldscher

The Ann Arbor couple accused of stabbing a neighbor in early September will return to court later this month, records show.


Courtney McCoy

Courtesy of the WCSO

Courtney McCoy and Dorian Johnson, both 21, are accused of being involved in a stabbing that left a 22-year-old Ann Arbor man fighting for his life. The man lived across the hall from McCoy, who allegedly had Johnson come over early on Sept. 9 to confront the man.

McCoy and Johnson were in court for a pretrial hearing Thursday, which was adjourned until 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29, according to court records. Both are currently at the Washtenaw County Jail, according to court records.

According to police, McCoy and Johnson knocked on the 22-year-old’s door in the early morning hours, waking him so he would come to the door. Police said McCoy was upset about a disagreement that occurred a month before. The man was stabbed in the stomach in the hallway of the apartment building in the 400 block of South First Street.


Dorian Johnson

Courtesy of WCSO

He stumbled to the BP Station at the corner of Main and Williams streets, where an attendant called 911 at 3:50 a.m. He was treated at the University of Michigan Hospital’s intensive care unit and was eventually released.

McCoy and Johnson both face charges of assault with intent to murder, conspiracy to commit assault with intent to murder, possession of a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, conspiracy to commit a crime with a dangerous weapon, assault ith a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon.

If convicted, they both face a maximum of life in prison.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


music to my ear

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 : 12:49 p.m.

and who loses, her children,no mom. people need to think, what is at steak before they commit crimes,was it really worth losing your children over an neighbor issue. and the victim, what he had to endure over it . it is just sad ,sad, sad .

Superior Twp voter

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 7:18 p.m.

"Police said McCoy was upset about a disagreement that occurred a month before." Unreal. These two are right where they belong - incarcerated.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 2:40 a.m.

Are tickets hard to get to these proceedings?


Sun, Nov 11, 2012 : 11:53 p.m.

It truly is a shame. What the hell are people thinking in today's world. It has never been OK to cut or shoot somebody. If convicted, I hope they spend life in prison.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 4:47 p.m.

It's Ann Arbor, they will probably get home incarceration! It's not like they meant to be mean...after all, they may have esteem issues...or a sad childhood...blah blah blah...why do they cops even bother arresting perps...the courts will just slap them on the wrist.


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 12:07 p.m.

I agree with you 100% about the need for a life sentence. Sadly they committed their crime in Ann Arbor, which means the judge will probably decide that these poor disadvantaged youths are simply a product of our racist society and poor socioeconomic conditions and are therefore not completely responsible for their actions. I say the over-under is a year at the Hogback Hilton.


Sun, Nov 11, 2012 : 10:59 p.m.

What a shame. Johnson and McCoy just threw away lucrative careers in loitering.