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Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 1:46 p.m.

Couple accused of stabbing Ann Arbor man strike plea deals

By John Counts


Dorian Johnson

Courtesy of WCSO


Courtney McCoy

Courtesy of the WCSO

The man and woman accused of stabbing a 22-year-old Ann Arbor man in an apartment hallway last year both struck plea deals recently, court records indicate.

Dorian Johnson, 22, of Detroit, and Courtney McCoy, 21, of Ann Arbor, were scheduled for a jury trial to start on April 8, but had their cases resolved a few days earlier on April 4, according to court records.

McCoy pleaded no contest to a possessing a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and added charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and conspiracy with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, according to the records. Johnson pleaded guilty to the same charges.

The two will have the following charges dismissed: assault with intent to murder, conspiracy to commit assault with intent to murder, conspiracy to commit a crime with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon.

Johnson and McCoy are accused of knocking on the victim's door after 3 a.m. Sept. 9 in an apartment complex in the 400 block of South First Street. McCoy, who lived in the complex, was apparently upset about a disagreement that occurred a month earlier, police said.

The couple was accused of stabbing the man in the abdomen after he came into the hallway. The man, who police described as severely wounded, staggered to the BP gas station, where police and medical personnel responded. The man was treated at the University of Michigan Hospital and later released.

They are scheduled to be sentenced May 9. McCoy is free on bond. Johnson is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail on a $20,000 cash or surety bond.

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Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 3:03 p.m.

Personally Everyone who had a negative comment; could just be quiet now. You don't even know what truly happen; this is a issue non of you people know about besides reading, or seeing this on the news or internet. This is only to entertain you, and make it into something bigger. Only one person is guilty of this crime, and that's the person who had the knife in their hand. You guys should keep your side comments to yourself and maybe find out what really happen besides judging this female, and apparently y'all don't know crap about. The system and Ann Arbor News will boost anything up to make it seem like both of these people is horrible, but only one is guilty. There are way worst people who have killed someone and was let go. Smh y'all people on her disgust me and make me sick. Ignorant people.

Hugh Giariola

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 7:34 p.m.

How do YOU know only one is guilty? You don't have to only be allegedly holding the knife to be an accessory or accomplice.

Howard Beale

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 6:10 p.m.

Very nice post....articulate and well thought out. I guess we are all wrong and I'm sure this is all a big misunderstanding. I'm sure these two upstanding pillars of our community are perfect angels. Thank you.

Hugh Giariola

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 2:50 p.m.

I wonder how the victim feels about the plea bargains?


Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 12:06 p.m.

really!! why is mccoy out on bond? these people almost killed someone but one gets out on bond and they have some very serious charges dropped ? why ?


Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 4:54 a.m.

Says everybody with 0 training in the law and 0 knowledge of what actually the prosecutor could prove.....


Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 3:40 a.m.

Why, why, why give people like this a bond?!?! They should not be givin any kind of chance to roam free after pleading no contest(admitting) to stabbing someone in a blatant attempt to take their life. These violent criminals need to start being held FULLY accountable for their actions. Instead... Washtenaw County has lowered their charges AND gave them a bond!!?? I have seen this same scenario time and time over recently in this county and I'm so disgusted with it. Enough is enough. What is really going on in Washtenaw county??


Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 8:36 p.m.

This county has the highest repeat offender rate... I wonder why?

Perry White

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 11:53 p.m.

Can you document this claim? I am skeptical of unsubstantiated claims.

Nicholas Urfe

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 7:48 p.m.

You know what they say. The couple that stabs together jabs together! Sorry, that's all I got.


Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 7:46 p.m.

Their priorities in this county is getting money from working people through traffic violations. These people have no money and the Judges know that.That is my opinion in this matter.

Howard Beale

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 7:14 p.m.

I think the Ann Arbor Public School Board of Education, Ann Arbor City Council (for the most part), and the Washtenaw County Court System needs a thorough house cleaning, come the upcoming elections! I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!


Fri, Apr 19, 2013 : 3:35 a.m.

I feel the exact same way. Enough is enough with these VIOLENT CRIMINALS getting bonds set and charges lowered.


Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 6:56 p.m.

How does someone stab another person about an argument from a month earlier & get off like this? Assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder, was given to my friend for getting into a fist fight. Something is definitely wrong with this situation!

zip the cat

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 6:24 p.m.

The judicial system in this county is a real FARCE Only in a2 can you attempt to kill someone and get off practally scott free WOW what a joke


Thu, Apr 18, 2013 : 6:30 p.m.

BIG joke.