2 Plead Guilty to Drug Charges
Both men involved in Walmart shooting incident admit to drug trafficking
Both men involved in a drug deal in the Walmart parking lot that led to a police shooting in December have pleaded guilty.
Lorenzo Dobyne, 24, of Middleburg Heights, pleaded guilty to two trafficking charges, one a third-degree felony and one a fifth-degree felony.
Lawrence McKissic, 28, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty to trafficking and drug possession, both fifth-degree felonies, according to Maria Russo, spokeswoman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason.
Sentencing is set for April 30.
Authorities say a Strngsville police officer witnessed a drug transaction in the Walmart lot and attempted to arrest the two men in the car. He shouted to the men, but McKissic, the driver, allegedly drove the vehicle at the officer.
He also allegedly reached into his jacket, prompting the officer to fire at the car.
McKissic was treated for this wounds at MetroHealth Medical Center.
Police recovered crack cocaine from the car.