Local News

Lawyer attacked near Durham County jail

Posted February 17, 2011

— Police said that a lawyer was attacked on streets near the Durham County jail Wednesday morning.

Lawyer Donald Dickerson was attacked by Jose Manuel Diaz Torres, 46, of Durham, near Mangum and Pettigrew streets shortly before 10 a.m., police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

Dickerson and Torres were both treated for injuries at Duke University Hospital.

Michael said that it does not appear that Torres knew the victim, nor were there indications of a robbery.

Torres was charged with aggravated assault, assault on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.

Torres was listed as an absconder from parole stemming from a 2008 conviction for driving while impaired, state Department of Correction records show.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • the people Feb 17, 2011

    Illegal whipping for sure !!!????? Plea him and or
    pjc him it is the law!!!???

  • the people Feb 17, 2011

    So,do we deport him Mr.Don or do we see to it that he get's fair trail that is affored to all in US,legal or not!!! Is he legal or does he have green card????? Do you still see it as a constitutional whipping or do you want him to serve some time?????

  • the people Feb 17, 2011

    So Mr.Don dikersson how's does your client mr.Torres plea???Not guilty your honor ,yes;he pleas not guilty ??So how does crime feel Mr.Don ???? Do you still think all your clients are not guilty ??? Sir??? Another lawyer will represent him for right price it is all about the price ,now how does it feel to be whacked and some lawyer get's the one who wore you out off???? Sure he'll ge t off for some reason ,but i bet the bruises feel real don't they???? And knots!!!!! Bet he walks!!!

  • Bogie Feb 17, 2011

    Folks, don't be so tough on lawyers. I know an attorney in Raleigh who can get you three instead of sevne years bad luck if you break a mirror.

  • tobywilliamson58 Feb 17, 2011

    Bad representation at it's finest!!

  • amenmike Feb 17, 2011

    Wow, I cannot believe how mean and mean spirited so many of the posts are here. I guess one can be hateful when their identity is concealed.

  • bullcity01 Feb 17, 2011

    I wonder if Mr. Dickerson will represent Mr. Torres and get him a nice suspended sentence. No wait, I bet he will want real justice in this case...

  • Iworkforaliving Feb 17, 2011

    don't listen to hereandnow, he/she/it didn't get it's nap today after recess.

  • cariannestanley Feb 17, 2011

    Poor Don..................

  • Keyboard Toughy Feb 17, 2011

    Poor Mr. Dickerson. Quoting his own words here, "He is innocent until the plea deal."