Saturday, March 11, 2006

C.O. Darick Hearn - Thumb Correctional Facility

Also See:
Flint Police Officer Wordie Johnson - Stabbed by Correctional Officer Darick Hearn

 
On March 11, 2006, State Correctional Officer Darick Hearn stabbed a man [Flint Police Officer Wordie Johnson] who was with his ex-girlfriend.











Former prison guard sentenced to probation for knife fight
Posted by Paul Janczewski
The Flint Journal
November 19, 2007 17:30PM
http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/newsnow/2007/11/former_prison_guard_sentenced.html

FLINT -- A former state prison guard was sentenced to probation and a tether in a March 2006 knife fight about a woman with an off-duty Flint cop.

Darick Hearn, 44, of Flint, apologized before his sentencing and begged Genesee Circuit Judge Judith A. Fullerton to give him another chance after the "freak incident."

"I was in love with the wrong woman," Hearn said.

Fullerton sentenced Hearn to two years probation and 180 days on tether, which will allow him to continue working for a local package delivery company.

Hearn earlier pleaded no contest to carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, a 5-year felony. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed a 10-year assault felony.

The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m. March 11, 2006, when Hearn went to his ex-girlfriend's home near Titan Street and Coldwater Road in Mt. Morris Township and found Wordie Johnson, an off-duty Flint police officer, there.

At an earlier hearing, Johnson said Hearn tried to punch him as he left the residence of a woman with whom Hearn had a long-time relationship.

Johnson, then a 12-year Flint Police Department veteran who was on administrative leave before this incident but remains on the force now, said as they tussled, Hearn stabbed him up to seven times in his back, side and leg.

At the time, Hearn was a state prison guard working at the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer County with 11 years with the state Department of Corrections.

Attorney Frank J. Manley, who represented Hearn, called the entire incident an "unmitigated disaster."

He said Hearn was fired from the DOC after working there 13 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
Man enters plea in stabbing of off-duty Flint officer
Posted by Paul Janczewski
The Flint Journal
October 24, 2007 20:00PM
http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/newsnow/2007/10/man_enters_plea_in_stabbing_of.html

A former state prison guard pleaded to a weapon charge stemming from a March 2006 knife fight with an off-duty Flint officer over a woman.

Darick Hearn, 44, faces a Nov. 19 sentencing before Genesee Circuit Judge Judith A. Fullerton after pleading no contest to carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, a 5-year felony.

In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed a 10-year assault felony.

"The victim is satisfied and justice has been served," said assistant Genesee County Prosecutor Tamara J. Phillips.

Attorney Frank J. Manley, who represents Hearn, called the knife fight an "unfortunate incident."

Calling Hearn a Marine who served his country, Manley said his client is glad the matter is coming to an end.

The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m. March 11, 2006, when Hearn went to his ex-girlfriend's home near Titan Street and Coldwater Road in Mt. Morris Township and found Wordie Johnson, an off-duty Flint police officer, there.

At an earlier hearing, Johnson said Hearn tried to punch him as he left the residence of the woman, with whom Hearn had a long relationship.

At the time, Hearn was a state prison guard working at the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer County with 11 years with the state Department of Corrections.

He was suspended after the incident but has since left the MDOC, Manley said.

Johnson, then a 12-year Flint Police Department veteran who was on administrative leave before this incident but remains on the force now, said as they tussled, Hearn stabbed him up to seven times in his back, side and leg.

A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but carries the same sentence as a guilty plea.

Hearn remains free on bond awaiting his sentencing.









Suspended prison guard faces trial over stabbing
Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 12:00 AM
Updated: Friday, February 29, 2008, 1:02 PM
By Paul Janczewski
http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/newsnow/2006/04/suspended_prison_guard_faces_t.html

Flint police officer Wordie Johnson said a suspended state prison guard tried to punch him as he left the residence of a woman Hearn had a longtime relationship with.

Johnson said he was able to wrestle the hunting knife away from Hearn and stabbed him repeatedly until both ended the fight. Both were admitted to Hurley Medical Center after the assault.

Following that testimony during a preliminary examination, Central District Judge Larry J. Stecco ordered Hearn to stand trial on assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony, and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, a 5-year felony.

Hearn, 42, of Flint, faces a May 8 circuit court arraignment before Genesee Circuit Judge Judith A. Fullerton.





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