Monday, November 17, 2014

Albany Man Sentenced for Assault on Albany Police Detective

ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced that KASAAD DORSEY, 25, of Albany, was sentenced to 6 ½ years in State Prison, before the Honorable Stephen W. Herrick in Albany County Court on Friday, November 14, 2014.

On October 8, 2014, DORSEY was found guilty after jury trial of (1) Count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class C Violent Felony.

An investigation led by the Albany Police Department uncovered that on October 7, 2013, DORSEY went to the Home Depot on Central Avenue in Albany to sell heroin in the parking lot.  Police officers attempted to place DORSEY under arrest for drug sales, but DORSEY resisted physically.  During this altercation, DORSEY dislocated and tore the ligaments in the detective’s ring finger.

At the time of this assault, DORSEY was awaiting sentencing in a separate heroin sale case.  

On November 21, 2012 in the Ida Yarborough Apartments in the City of Albany, the defendant was found in possession of 110 bags of heroin with the intent to sell.  On September 30, 2013, DORSEY pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class C Felony. DORSEY was sentenced to 3 years in State Prison, to be followed by 3 years of Post Release Supervision, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court on November 29, 2013.

Assistant District Attorney Kurt Haas of the Street Crimes Unit prosecuted this case.

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