Man charged with felony assault after allegedly using an aircraft as a weapon

Incident occurred near Apex Airpark in Silverdale where a motorcycle class was being held

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 7:54pm
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A 56-year-old Jefferson County man, Jeffrey Wilfred S. Dorsey, was charged with felony assault Thursday after allegedly driving a small airplane at a group of people near Apex Airpark in Silverdale.

According to the incident report, a man was teaching his students at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course when he observed Dorsey drive up to the course and honk his horn loudly. The victim said he was “loud, obnoxious and intoxicated” and Dorsey stated “you guys are running down my property value.”

Dorsey then allegedly drove off before coming back a few minutes in a small, white airplane. He drove the airplane down the hill and towards the crowd of students, per Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The students and the teacher were able to get out of the way but Dorsey then allegedly tried to drive the plane towards them oncemore, prompting the teacher and students to move out of the way again.

The victim told deputies that when he saw the blades of the propeller spinning and coming at him, he believed Dorsey was going to hit him with the plane. In fear that Dorsey might come back and try again, the teacher allegedly armed himself with a firearm that was located in his vehicle. The victim is authorized to carry a concealed pistol, documents read.

KCSO deputies obtained a search warrant for the hanger that Dorsey was believed to be in. After breaking down a door to the building, Dorsey was found laying down on a couch and told authorities he had been sleeping and did not hear them knock. Dorsey was promptly arrested for assault in the second degree with bail set at $200,000.

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