Criminal complaint against Jacob Blake says he was wanted for domestic violence and sexual assault
The complaint the cops used to handcuff Jacob Blake to his hospital bed since they shot and paralyzed him last weekend was obtained by DailyMail.com, and shows he was wanted for a felony of class G and two misdemeanors.
The 29-year-old has been charged with Class G sexual assault – which could carry a maximum jail term of 10 years – and two counts of domestic violence involving trespassing and disorderly conduct.
The arrest warrant was dropped on Friday afternoon amid an outcry over the pursuit of handcuffs on Blake for days after being shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer.
The move came shortly after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers was asked if the successful Blake would concern him and said: ‘Hell yeah.
“ He paid a horrible price by already getting shot seven or eight times in the back. I can’t imagine why this is happening.
Patrick Cafferty, a lawyer representing the Blake family, said WISN Friday that the felony arrest warrants, which stem from alleged crimes committed by Blake before the shooting, were vacated and MPs were no longer in his hospital room.
Jacob Blake, 29, was left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an officer in Kenosha. DailyMail.com exclusively obtained the criminal complaint against Blake which was used to keep him handcuffed in his hospital bed until the warrant was dropped on Friday.
Blake was shot seven times in the back by Officer Rusten Sheskey on Sunday. He was seen lying in the street with the cops
The county sheriff’s office had said anyone charged with a felony would be handcuffed in hospital, although it offered no documentary evidence for the policy, and did not explain why it had not been examined in the case of Blake.
The shooting sparked a wave of protests across the country and in Kenosha, which led to violence that saw a police-obsessed 17-year-old white vigilante shooting and killing two protesters.
On Friday in Washington DC, Blake’s brother spoke at a march to mark the anniversary of the 1963 walk in Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream”.
The three-count criminal complaint filed on July 6, 2020 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin against Blake includes:
Rusten Sheskey, 31, is the officer who shot Blake seven times in the back. He was put on leave
- Criminal trespassing, domestic violence, a Class A misdemeanor, and if convicted faces a fine of up to $ 10,000 or jail time of up to 9 months or both.
- Third degree sexual assault, domestic violence, a Class G felony and, if convicted, faces a fine of up to $ 25,000 or a jail term of up to 10 years, or both.
- Disorderly driving, domestic violence, a Class B misdemeanor and if convicted can be fined up to $ 1,000 or jailed for up to 90 days, or both.
According to the probable cause statement of May 3, 2020, a Kenosha police officer responded to the same address where Blake was shot on August 24, 2020 for a report that an ex-boyfriend broke into the residence and had stolen the vehicle keys, a debit card from the vehicle before fleeing.
The complainant is mentioned in the report only by initials encountered by officers, crying, apparently shaken and wearing only a nightgown.
The victim explained to police the night before that she left around 8 p.m. to attend a party in Milwaukee and hired a vehicle for the weekend because she didn’t think her vehicle would arrive. round trip due to mechanical issues.
The victim said she asked her sister to stay overnight and watch her children when she left.
She said she got home around 4:11 a.m. her sister was sleeping in the living room on the sofa with many children. She said she took her son with her to the first bedroom in the hallway and fell asleep.
The report states that around 6 a.m. the victim was awoken by Jacob Blake.
Blake stood over her saying, “I want my shit”. As the victim lay on her back, Blake, “ suddenly and without warning, stretched his hand between her legs, penetrated it vaginally with a finger, pulled it out and sniffed it, and said : “It smells like you are with other men.”
The officer noted in the report that the victim had difficulty telling her this and cried as she recounted how the accused (Blake) assaulted her, then the accused immediately left the room.
She told police that the digital penetration caused her pain and humiliation and was done without consent.
The three criminal complaints filed on July 6 include criminal trespassing, third-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct.
She also told police after she left that she realized her vehicle and debit card were missing.
After calling 911, while waiting for officers, the victim said she verified her account and found two fraudulent ATM withdrawals of $ 500 each.
She also told police that Blake was unemployed, did not have a vehicle and refused to tell him where he currently lived.
She said that for the past eight years, the accused physically assaulted her twice a year “when he was drinking heavily”.
Coincidentally during a dispatch call on August 24, 2020 first reported by Madison365.org, a woman who told the police dispatcher her name was “Sabrina” called from Kenosha, Wisconsin and claimed that Jacob Blake “had taken his keys was not supposed to be there and will not return them”.
Seconds later, the dispatcher can hear police say Blake has an arrest warrant.
The dispatcher then told police that “Sabrina” was not cooperating and ultimately disconnected the phone call.
Minutes later, Blake was shot seven times by Kenosha Constable Rusten Sheskey.
Jacob Blake Sr, Jacob Blake’s father, said he was shocked to see his son handcuffed to his hospital bed on Thursday. The headlines were withdrawn on Friday
Agent Sheskey grabbed Blake’s vest as he got into a car and shot him seven times in the back in front of Blake’s children.
On August 26, 2020, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Jacob Blake was near a knife when the shooting took place, but he did not say if Blake was carrying the knife when he was shot. .
“ Officer (Rusten) Sheskey fired the gun at Mr Blake’s back, ” Kaul said, also confirming to investigators he was in possession of a knife.
Blake is in a Milwaukee-area hospital paralyzed from the waist down, according to his family.
A man who videotaped the shoot, Raysean White, said he heard police tell Blake to ‘drop the knife’. White said he hadn’t seen Blake with a knife.
Constable Sheskey is on administrative leave pending an investigation.