The complaint used by cops to handcuff Jacob Blake to his hospital bed since they shot and paralyzed him last weekend has been obtained by DailyMail.com, and shows he was wanted for a Class G felony and two misdemeanors.
The 29-year-old was accused of a Class G felony sexual assault – which could carry a maximum 10-year prison term – and two counts of domestic abuse involving trespass and disorderly conduct.
The warrant was dropped Friday afternoon amid outcry at the continued handcuffing of Blake for days after he was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer.
The move was shortly after Wisconsin governor Tony Evers was asked if Blake being restrained would concern him and said: ‘Hell yes.
‘He’s paid a horrific price already being shot seven or eight times in the back. I can’t imagine why that’s happening.’
Patrick Cafferty, an attorney representing the Blake family, told WISN on Friday that the felony arrest warrants, which stem from alleged crimes that Blake committed before the shooting, have been vacated and that deputies were no longer in his hospital room.
Jacob Blake, 29, has been left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by a Kenosha officer. DailyMail.com exclusively obtained the criminal complaint against Blake which was used to keep him cuffed in his hospital bed until the warrant was dropped Friday
Blake was shot seven times in the back by Officer Rusten Sheskey on Sunday. He’s seen lying in the street being tended to by cops
The county sheriff’s office had said anyone accused of a felony would be handcuffed in hospital, although it offered no documentary evidence for the policy, and did not address why it had not been reviewed in Blake’s case.
The shooting has caused a wave of protests around the country and in Kenosha, led to violence which saw a white 17-year-old cop-obsessed vigilante allegedly shoot and kill two protesters.
In Washington D.C. Friday Blake’s brother spoke at a march to mark the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his ‘I have a dream speech.’
The three count criminal complaint filed on July 6, 2020 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin against Blake includes:
Rusten Sheskey, 31, is te officer who shot Blake seven times in the back. He has been placed on leave
- Criminal trespass, domestic abuse a Class A misdemeanor, and if convicted faces a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than 9 months or both.
- Third Degree Sexual assault, Domestic Abuse a Class G Felony and if convicted faces a fine of not more than $25,000.00 or imprisoned not more than r 10 years, or both.
- Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Abuse, a Class B Misdemeanor and if convicted faces a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.
According to the probable cause statement on May 3, 2020 a Kenosha police officer responded to the very same address where Blake was shot at on August 24, 2020 for a report that an ex-boyfriend had broken into the residence and stole vehicle keys, a vehicle debit card before fleeing.
The complainant is listed in the report only by initials met with officers, crying, visible shaken and dressed only in a nightgown.
The victim explained to police the previous evening she had left at approximately 8pm to attend a party in Milwaukee and had rented a vehicle for the weekend because she didn’t think her vehicle would make it up there and back because of mechanical issues.
The victim said she had her sister spend the night and watch her kids when she was gone.
She said she returned back home at about 4.11am, her sister was sleeping in the living room on the couch with numerous children. She said she took her son with her into the first bedroom down the hallway and went to sleep.
The report states at about 6am the victim was woken up by Jacob Blake.
Blake was standing over her saying, ‘I want my sh*t.’ As the victim laid on her back, Blake, ‘suddenly and without warning, reached his hand between her legs, penetrated her vaginally with a finger, pull it out and sniffed it, and said, ”Smells like you’ve been with other men.”
The officer noted in the report the victim had a very difficult time telling him this and cried as she told how the defendant (Blake) assaulted her and then the defendant immediately left the bedroom.
She told the police being penetrated digitally caused her pain and humiliation and was done without consent.
The three count criminal complaint filed on July 6 include criminal trespass, third degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct
She also told the police after he left she realized her vehicle and debit card were missing.
After she had called 911, while waiting for officers the victim said she checked her account and found two fraudulent ATM withdrawals for $500 each.
She also told police that Blake was unemployed, has no vehicle and refused to tell her where he was currently living.
She said that over the past eight years the defendant has physically assaulted her twice a year ‘when he drinks heavily.’
Coincidentally in 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 Jacob Blake ‘took her keys wasn’t supposed to be there and won’t give her keys back.’
A few seconds later the dispatcher can he heard telling the police that Blake has a warrant for his arrest.
The dispatcher then told police that ‘Sabrina’ was being uncooperative and eventually disconnected the phone call.
A few minutes later Blake was shot seven times by Kenosha Police officer, Rusten Sheskey.
Jacob Blake Sr, the father of Jacob Blake, said he was shocked to see his son being handcuffed to his hospital bed on Thursday. The cuffs were removed on Friday
Officer Sheskey grabbed Blake’s vest as he was getting into a car and shot him seven times in the back in front of Blake’s children
On August 26, 2020 Wisconsin’s attorney general Josh Kaul said, Jacob Blake was near a knife when the shooting took place, but he would not say whether Blake was carrying the knife when he was shot.
‘Officer (Rusten) Sheskey fired the weapon into Mr. Blake’s back,’ Kaul said, he also confirmed to investigators that 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 recorded the shooting on video, Raysean White, said he heard police tell Blake to ‘drop the knife.’ White said he did not see Blake with a knife.
Officer Sheskey is on administrative leave pending an investigation.