Man Charged With Murder of David Dorn Previously Got 7-Year Prison Sentence But Never Served
A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn last week.
After a night full of rioting and looting in the city, the 77-year-old Dorn was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry, where he was volunteering to protect his friend’s store.
According to KSDK local news, Kim Gardner the St. Louis Circuit Attorney announced that 24-year-old Stephan Cannon has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and three counts of armed criminal action, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Cannon was allegedly also caught on video with a firearm at that time and location as well. At the time the shots were fired, Cannon is alleged to be the only one standing at that corner, according to the charging documents. The documents also allege that Cannon can be seen approaching the door to the pawn shop once Dorn had been shot and fell to the ground.
He’s being held with no bond allowed – but tragically, all could’ve been avoided had the book been thrown at him the last time he was caught allegedly comitting a crime.
According to Fox 2 Now:
The man charged with the murder of retired St. Louis police Captain David Dorn was previously convicted in St. Louis County in 2014 but never served a day in prison.
Stephan Cannon, 24, was sentenced to seven years for felony robbery but he got a break. Cannon got probation under what’s called a suspended execution of sentence (SES). Court records show Cannon then violated probation—twice—and got two more breaks. He never went to prison.
Had Cannon not caught a break, he would still be in jail as of writing.