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Woman dies after Bryant hit-and-run

By Lisa Burnett

This article was originally published August 22, 2014 at 12:33 p.m. Updated August 22, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

Marcus Dorsey, 39.

The Bryant Police Department confirmed Friday that a 20-year-old woman who was hit by a truck in a Bryant Target parking lot Thursday afternoon has died.

The woman, who was identified as Heather Baker, was struck by Marcus Dorsey, 39, of Little Rock, who was driving through the parking lot as the woman was walking into the store, police have said.

Dorsey hit Baker with a U-Haul pickup and left the scene, police said. He also hit three vehicles on Interstate 30 west before exiting at Alcoa Road, where the Target store is located, Bryant Police Department spokesman Sgt. Todd Crowson said.

He was followed by a Target employee into a nearby apartment complex, where police took him into custody. Crowson said Baker was airlifted to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, where she died about 10:39 a.m. Friday.

Dorsey is now being charged with one count of first-degree murder, four counts of leaving the scene of an accident and a count of driving on a suspended driver’s license, Crowson said.

Dorsey is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bond at the Saline County jail and is scheduled to appear in circuit court in September, Crowson said.


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FoxFifty says... August 22, 2014 at 3:51 p.m.

So senseless and sad...

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Slak says... August 22, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.

So sorry for both families. Such an absurd tragedy for all concerned.

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Murphy01 says... August 22, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.

When will the rioting and looting begin? I demand his execution now, just like they are demanding the death of the white police officer in Missouri. Guess what, you won't see any of that. Why? Because those people in Ferguson are nothing more than wild savages. Will Jessie or Al show up to march and demand justice? Nope. When will white people start standing up to these "people"? Never, we're terrified of offending somebody. I have nothing to do with what happened a 100+ years ago, we owe them nothing, yet we've bent over backwards for years in the name of equality for years. I hop this p.o.s. dies a slow and miserable death in prison, we know we won't be going to the execution chamber.

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LSS says... August 23, 2014 at 9:18 a.m.

Russian and China cops would have eliminated this scum on the spot. No questions asked.

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kveasey says... August 23, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.

Murphy01 u sound as ignorant as the devil himself. First of all who are u people? That guy is not a public servant so how does this compare to ferguson. Thanks for verifying that racism is yet alive here in Arkansas too. I agree this guy should be dealt with, race is irrelevant in this case.

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FreeSpiritMan says... August 23, 2014 at noon

I would agree to be the excutioner, as I have first hand experience with this type of negligence and in my experience the man was white. So race is not a factor in my feeelings.

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Packman says... August 23, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

Prayers to the Baker family. Many prayers.
Hey FSM - I'm with you on this one. But, as a uber-liberal Democrat, isn't it against your party platform to support the death penalty (except for unborn children)?

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Murphy01 says... August 23, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

Then I must be the devil. How does it compare to Ferguson? Well if you believe those good folks up there protesting, the white officer executed a black man in the street for no reason. This p.o.s. Has admitted to running down this white woman. I ask again do white folks now riot, loot and call for the death of this man like they have in Ferguson? Won't happen. Why? You know why. As far as racism being alive and well in Arkansas you bet it is. As far as me being racist, no more so than any random black man. I yes mam'ed and no mam'ed the black girl in the drive thru line this morning at Krispy Kreme just like I do every time but whatever. There's a double standard and if you say otherwise then perhaps I'm not the only ignorant person posting on here.......

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