Dominick Black is the Kenosha resident who bought the rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse would later use lawfully to shoot and kill two men and wound a third during the Kenosha riots of 2020. He was charged with two felonies for supplying the weapon to Kyle. He miraculously escaped with only a citation, both felonies were dropped.
Since then, he has a son and allegedly picked up a dangerous drug habit. On May 13th, Dominick allegedly ran from police on a motorcycle and caught a felony charge of fleeing and eluding police, that carries a maximum prison sentence of 3.5 years. He had cocaine in his blood. He was given a bail of $5,000 by Court Commissioner Dick Ginkowski.
On July 7th, Black was alleged to have violated his bond by riding his motorcycle without a motorcycle license and a suspended driver’s license. The group he was with fled from police. Black lied to police and said he wasn’t riding his motorcycle, even after admitting he was. His girlfriend told police the truth. On July 8, 2022 Court Commissioner Loren Keating gave Black a $2,000 bail. He was charged with Felony Bail Jumping which includes a maximum prison sentence of 6 years.
Today , July 11, 2022 Black was charged with his third felony case, fourth if you include the Rittenhouse gun issue. He was charged with another count of Felony Bail Jumping for allegedly possessing a controlled substance in defiance of his bond. According to the criminal complaint, on July 2, 2022 (Before 2nd Motorcycle Arrest) police were called to Dominick’s home for a drug overdose. Black allegedly took Fentanyl and cocaine. According to Dominick’s friend who called the police, he witnessed Black snort cocaine at about 2-3pm. He later heard a thump and realized Black was about to pass out. Black pleaded with his friend not to call police and get rid of the drugs. His friend, thankfully ignored Black’s request and called for help. When police arrived, Black was near death and breathing agonaly. He was given two doses of Narcan and still didn’t wake up. It wasn’t until Kenosha Fire Department personnel administered Narcan through an IV, did Black wake up. Since taking illegal drugs is a violation of bond, Black was charged again.
In court today, Kenosha Assistant District Attorney Brenda Valdes asked for a $1,000 cash bond, saying, “We believe these are serious allegations…. $1000 cash bail is appropriate.” Black’s attorney argued for a signature bond. Court Commissioner Loren Keating however agreed that a cash bond was necessary ordering a $1,000 bail for this case. If Black was to be released, he would need to post $3,000 cash. Black has told the court through his attorneys that he is poor but is working on hiring a private attorney. He has yet to hire an attorney. Black faces a possible maximum prison sentence of 15 and 1/2 years.