Bridgeport police: Felons robbed man at gunpoint
BRIDGEPORT - Two felons, both on probation and one on parole, are back behind bars for allegedly robbing an acquaintance at gunpoint.
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Feb. 4, officers met with a robbery victim at near East Main Street and Kent Avenue. The man was bleeding from deep cuts on his fingers. He told officers that Damion Nimely of Madison Avenue and Robert Dobson of East Main Street, both 20, had robbed him of $600.
The victim told officers that Nimely, whom he had known since high school, had told him “to come down and hang out,” according to court records. But, he told officers, when he showed up to a second-floor apartment, Nimely and Dobson cornered him on a landing, pulled guns on him and riffled through his pockets before shoving him through a window, cutting his fingers.
Police said they found blood and broken glass strewn across the second-floor landing, and found Dobson and Nimely inside - along with a loaded silver Smith & Wesson .38 special, a stash of prescription sedatives and more than half a pound of marijuana, some of it packaged for resale.
Although the victim told officers that both men had pointed guns at him, police said they never found a second weapon. Nor did they find the $600 he said the men had stolen.
Dobson was convicted for second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery in August 2013. After he served a nine-month jail sentence, he was convicted for violating his probation by possessing narcotics in March 2015 and sent back behind bars. According to court records he was back on probation when he allegedly committed this most recent robbery.
Police said that Dobson was also on parole.
Nimely was busted for carrying a pistol without a permit in June 2013 and convicted in October of that year, according to court records. He was serving probation as well.
Police charged both men with one count each of carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, first-degree robbery, second-degree assault with a firearm, narcotics possession and intent to sell, failing to keep narcotics in their original container and marijuana possession and intent to sell. Dobson also picked up a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.
All in all police recovered 259 grams of marijuana and 99 and one-half pills of alprazolam, the sedative in Xanax.
Both men were held at the Bridgeport Correctional Center on $150,000 bonds. Dobson is due in court on Deb. 10 and Nimely on Feb. 19.