Dominick Black is the friend of Kyle Rittenhouse who said that he bought a rifle for Rittenhouse that he used to shoot three people in self defense. Black was originally charged with a felony, but the felony charge was dismissed shortly after Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges.
In court today for his third time being charged with a felony, 20-year-old Dominick Black kept his head down for most of the hearing. He was wearing a suicide-watch smock. Less than two months ago on May 13, 2022, Black was arrested for felony Attempting to Flee or Elude an Officer on a motorcycle. On May 16th, 2022, Black was in the same chair when Court Commissioner Dick Ginkowski set Black’s bail at $5,000 cash and ordered Dominick, among other things, not to commit new crimes, drive without a license, or possess or consume alcohol.
According to police and prosecutors he violated that bond late last night July 7, 2022 just before midnight. He is alleged to be driving with a group of about 11 other motorcycles on Green Bay Rd in Kenosha. When a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull the group over, only 3 or so did. The rest led police on a high speed chase, where most of them got away with the exception of one who crashed near Parkside College. Just like Black’s last felony arrest, he later was found hanging out at the Kenosha Lakefront. Black ripped off his helmet and got into a nearby vehicle as police approached. He was arrested and later admitted to having no motorcycle license, a suspended regular license, and being with the earlier group that ran from police. Prosecutors charged Black today with Felony Bail-Jumping, Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed, and Operating a Motorcycle without a valid license.
In court today, Assistant District Attorney Daniel Bernard-Deida asked for a $1,000 cash bond saying that “The State is always concerned when individuals out on bond are not following the conditions of their bond.”
Black’s attorney, Benjamin Schwarz, told the Court that Black is a life-long Kenosha resident and has a 4-month old son that he is the primary care-taker for. However KCE made contact with Black’s son’s mother, Frankee Lobacz, who told us this simply isn’t true. “He’s not on the birth certificate and is not even a legal guardian of our son. He shouldn’t be lying in court especially about my son.” Schwarz went on to say that his client is unable to post a significant cash bond, and asked for a low cash or signature bond. He also said that Black will lose his job as a home-remodeler if he isn’t released.
Court Commissioner set Black’s bond higher than both Attorneys argued saying “This Court is always concerned when it’s alleged someone who is out on a significant case bail is alleged to now have committed a new crime.” With that, the Commissioner ordered $2,000 cash. Black faces a maximum prison sentence in the fleeing case of 3.5 years and an additional 6 years imprisonment for the new Bail Jumping case. He is due back in court on August 1, 2022.