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Posted on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 11:20 a.m.

Ann Arbor woman and boyfriend accused of stabbing neighbor

By John Counts


Courtney McCoy

Courtesy of the WCSO


Dorian Johnson

Courtesy of WCSO

A woman has been charged in the same Ann Arbor stabbing incident as her boyfriend.

Courtney Shanae McCoy, 21, is the second suspect charged. McCoy and her boyfriend, Dorian Ashton Johnson, 21, of Detroit, face the same six counts including a charge of assault with intent to murder.

Police said the couple stabbed McCoy’s neighbor over a minor dispute in the hallway of an apartment building in the 400 block of South First Street in the early hours of Sept. 9.

Ann Arbor police Det. William Stanford said the victim, a 22-year-old Ann Arbor man, lived across the hall from McCoy.

“She got her boyfriend to the apartment and conspired to attack the victim,” he said.

The couple is accused of knocking on the victim’s door after 3 a.m., waking him up, getting him out into the hallway and stabbing him.

Stanford said McCoy was upset about a “minor disagreement” that occurred a month earlier. Police did not want to release the nature of the disagreement at this time.

The severely wounded victim made it up to the BP gas station at Main and Williams where an attendant called 911 around 3:50 a.m., police said. The man was in the intensive care unit at the University of Michigan Hospital after undergoing surgeries for his wounds. He has since been released from the hospital, police said.

McCoy was arraigned on Sept. 14 from the hospital, where she was taken after police arrested her because she is diabetic, Stanford said. Her bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety. Her preliminary examination is scheduled for Sept. 27. Her booking photo was not available Friday afternoon.

Both McCoy and Johnson are charged with assault with intent to murder, conspiracy to commit an assault with intent to murder, possession of a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, conspiracy to commit a crime with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit an assault with a dangerous weapon.

Johnson waived his preliminary examination Thursday and is scheduled to appear in the Washtenaw County Trial Court for a pretrial hearing on Sept. 27. He remains in the county jail on a $20,000 cash or surety bond.

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



Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 8:01 p.m.

The 400 block of S First St.? Isn't that the Ashley Mews complex? That's low income according to Former Mich Res?

Superior Twp voter

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 7:39 p.m.

And they were such a nice couple....... weren't they?????!


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 7:59 p.m.

So there are two of us that think their engagment photos are so nice....LOL


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 12:22 p.m.

If they were real Americans, they would have used a gun.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 10:23 a.m.

I'm waiting for commenters to blame it on the "students". These people are not students but Detroit transplants. They are attract to Ann Arbor because it is very tolerant, has low income housing, and they don't like all the crime in Detroit. The problem is that they often bring their bad habits with them. Anyway, Ann Arborites get used to more stories like this. For the commenters who say throw the book at them -- that's just it -- A2 doesn't throw the book at anyone. These people are probably already out on bail.


Tue, Sep 25, 2012 : 2:11 a.m.

Actually courtney is from Ann Arbor... So yeah. And trust me Ann Arbor is the last place people from detroit want to go.. So try again.


Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 7:10 p.m.

Honestly, what is with these people. They are subhuman if they did what the article said they did. How do their parents feel about their actions?

John Counts

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 4:30 p.m.

Readers seem to be focusing on the detail that McCoy is diabetic. I only included this detail because in stories, we generally say where a suspect is arraigned from, though it's usually the county jail. In this case, however, it was the hospital. If I would have left it at that, people might have assumed she was there with injuries related to the alleged incident ... or speculated that it was something else.


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 2:17 p.m.

its a rough crowd.


Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 2:19 p.m.

When "keeping it real" goes wrong... They're both right where they need to be...


Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 1:20 p.m.

Must be her diabetic condition was severe one way or the other (high or low glucose) why she was taken to the hospital.diabetics can have radical mood swings.

Richard Carter

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

Apparently her boyfriend has the same radical mood swings.

music to my ear

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 : 12:31 a.m.

what on earth .it happened a while back was she boiling over.and finally had to do something about it did the real mcCoy lady have kids .now their life is disrupted too. as well as her unsuspecting neighbor who Iam sure was barley awake. glad to hear he is well. people did you think this would just go away without any repercussion. now try to do that to your cell mates and see how far that will get you. better mind your neighbors in jail. if you get time. with those charges looks like you might.


Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 8:44 p.m.

I"m sure this is more of our tax dollars at work supporting folks with the emotional IQ's of children.


Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 5:27 p.m.

Once again this kind of dispute resolution is learned in kindergarten. Not enough time sharing blocks too much time at snack table

The Black Stallion3

Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 5:01 p.m.

Maybe a lovers quarrel?


Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 4:24 p.m.

"where she was taken after police arrested her because she is diabetic" I wasn't aware that was a crime.

mike gatti

Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 5:59 p.m.

It is a news article not a treatise. Sometimes they aren't perfect. Glad the police got her treatment if she was ill.


Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 4:16 p.m.

no mercy for violent crime


Sat, Sep 22, 2012 : 4:04 p.m.

There is no excuse for violence against neighbors!


Mon, Sep 24, 2012 : 2:14 p.m.

I disagree, certainly self defense is a valid excuse. To paraphrase Teddy Roosevelt: Do no hit if you can walk away, but never hit softly.