Woman charged with assault involving motorcycle

Published 1:43 pm Saturday, July 16, 2016

An Albert Lea woman is facing prison time after being charged with second-degree assault in Freeborn County District Court. 

Haley Jade Dorman, 23, was also charged Wednesday with misdemeanor domestic assault, misdemeanor criminal damage to property, misdemeanor failing to stop for a traffic collision and driving after revocation.

Haley Dorman

Haley Dorman

Court documents state that an Albert Lea Police Department officer was dispatched at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday to Shopko in Albert Lea on a report of a domestic incident involving a motorcycle being run over by a suspect.

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Dorman was reported as having left the scene in a Buick Rendezvous, heading south on Bridge Avenue.

The alleged victim said he saw Dorman — his ex-girlfriend — standing next to his motorcycle, yelling at him and calling him a liar.

Dorman reportedly pushed the alleged victim and also pushed the motorcycle into the vehicle it was parked next to, causing damage to the vehicle.

The alleged victim said after he picked up his bike and told Dorman he was going to call the police, Dorman entered her vehicle and drove toward him and the motorcycle, striking him on his right side and striking the motorcycle, pushing it across the lot before fleeing the scene.

An officer reportedly noted 30 feet of skid marks from the motorcycle being pushed by the vehicle.

A witness said Dorman and the alleged victim were arguing, and claimed Dorman had gotten into the Buick, push the alleged victim and pushed the motorcycle over.

The witness said Dorman then struck the motorcycle with her car, saying it looked like the alleged victim was forced to jump out of the way to avoid getting hit. She said Dorman then left driving south.

In a Mirandized statement at the Freeborn County Law Enforcement Center, Dorman said she had seen the alleged victim’s motorcycle on her way to Kwik Trip, and wanted to know what he was doing because she thought he was going to jail, court records state.

Dorman admitted to having an argument with the alleged victim after arriving in the parking lot and pushing his bike over, but denied pushing him.

Court documents state that after Dorman entered her car and tried to leave, she said “she drove around the bike and the motorcycle got caught on her car and she dragged it for a short while.”

She denied striking him with the car and denied pushing the motorcycle into him or hitting him in any way, but admitted that she thought hitting the motorcycle was “stupid and reckless.”  Dorman reportedly admitted leaving the area.

Her next court appearance on the charges is scheduled for July 28.

Second-degree assault carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.

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