Tion Dorsey likely to spend up to ten years in prison

The suspect in a 2017 shooting incident on Broadway in Hannibal will serve time in the Department of Corrections.

Tion Dorsey, 28, of Mexico, Mo., the person charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with a Nov. 29, 2017, shooting incident in Hannibal had his probation on a prior case revoked. On June 13, Dorsey appeared Marion County Circuit Court for a final hearing on his probation case.

In 2008, Dorsey pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and received a 10 year suspended sentence. Following the 2017 shooting incident, his probation was revoked and his 10 year sentence was executed. He will likely serve 85 percent of that sentence, according to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton.

A co-defendant in the shooting case, Myron Mahaney, 18, of Mexico, Mo., pleaded guilty to a lesser of charge of shooting a gun at a house and received a four-year sentence. He is currently serving that sentence in DOC.

Dorsey is set for trial on Aug. 27 in the shooting case. Clayton said his office is re-evaluating options for trial.

“The victim in the alleged shooting is himself in the Department of Corrections for parole violations, the alleged shooter is serving a 10 year sentence and the co-defendant is serving a 4 year sentence. All persons related to the case are off the streets and now in prison,” Clayton said. “That will likely affect how we choose to proceed in Dorsey’s matter.”