ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ann Arbor police recently reported the arrest of a suspect in a violent attack at a bus stop. Donald Dashner-Shipman, 30, allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old victim by punching him, pinning him to the ground, and strangling him on Jan. 15. The incident took place in the area of Zina Pitcher Place and Ann Street after Shipman asked the victim if he was waiting for the bus.
According to the police, Shipman attacked the victim after the victim confirmed that he was waiting for the bus. Shipman was arrested without incident and booked into the Washtenaw County Jail. Authorities suspect that alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the assault. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Following his arrest, Shipman was arraigned on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, as well as aggravated assault. His bond was set at $750,000. Records from the Michigan Department of Corrections indicate that Shipman is an absconder from probation and has a history of criminal offenses, including carrying a concealed weapon, assault, resisting, and obstructing a police officer, as well as domestic violence in 2017.
The case serves as a reminder of the importance of public safety and the potential dangers faced by individuals at public transportation facilities. The swift response by law enforcement highlights the commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the community. The incident also underscores the need for measures to address factors such as alcohol abuse, which may contribute to violent behavior in public spaces.
As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing case. The community’s cooperation is vital in ensuring that those responsible for violent crimes are held accountable and that measures are put in place to prevent similar incidents in the future.