A Kenosha DJ appeared in court today after being on the run for more than three years. Ronald Akiyas Gordon, 35, of Kenosha, was caught driving with a revoked license and without an ignition interlock on March 2, 2019. He has been caught driving on a revoked license many times in the past. His license was revoked for an OWI and other crimes. Gordon has an extensive criminal rap-sheet including 68 pages from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Click here to view it. Here is a summary:
(3) Domestic Battery
Burglary any Building or Dwelling
(6) Disorderly Conduct
(4) Resist/Obstruct Officer
(7) Bail Jumping
Criminal Damage to Property
Criminal Trespass to Dwelling
Intentionally Contact Victim or Co-Actor
1 Year 7 month Prison Sentence
(3) Operating While Suspended/Revoked
Urinating in Public
Possession of THC
Possession of Intoxicants in Motor Vehicle
Even with an extensive violet criminal record, the Kenosha DA’s office wants to keep Gordon as a non-felon. They repeatedly dismissed felonies and allowed Gordon to plead to misdemeanors. With this preferential treatment for Gordon, it is almost impossible to go to prison without a felony conviction. Gordon, however found himself in prison after getting his probation revoked several times.
On May 16, 2019, Gordon didn’t show up to court for his two misdemeanor charges. Judge Schroeder put out a bench warrant for Gordon for $500. More than three months later, prosecutors would obtain a second warrant for Gordon and charge him with bail-jumping. For the more than three years since, he’s been a wanted man. He didn’t seem to be hiding. According to his Facebook account, he’s been hanging out with Jesse Jackson, performing as a DJ (DJ Droop) at local taverns, and active at local rallies. He’s friends with Sharmain Harris.
In court today, he told Kenosha County Court Commissioner Larry Keating that he “forgot” about this case becuase he has heart failure. We at KCE know this to not be true. We published a story about him just over two years ago and he spoke publicly about it.