Updated Sunday, May 8, 4:30 p.m. A homeless man was arrested Saturday in connection with the beating and robbery of an 83-year-old woman next to campus last week.
According to a press release on the Metropolitan Police Web site, officers detained 46-year-old James Aloysious Dorsey for allegedly assaulting a female acquaintance last week in an unrelated incident. Today police charged Dorsey for Tuesday’s broad-daylight attack of the elderly Foggy Bottom woman.
Last week’s beating and robbery took place on the 700 block of 24 Street N.W., an area of residential Foggy Bottom that lies directly across the street from the west side of New Hall. The woman was moved to an area hospital in stable condition, and police offered a $22,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
“It’s just a horrendous crime that involves a physical attack resulting in injury to one of our community’s senior citizens,” said Kenneth Bryson, an MPD public information officer. “It’s just a horrendous, horrendous crime.”