Posted on June 13, 2012

Veto Victim Describes Terrifying Night

Marlee Ginter, WoodTV (Grand Rapids), June 8, 2012

All five suspects involved in the brutal break-in and sexual assault are now in police custody, giving some relief to their victims.

Dillon Vance was one of seven people, most college students, sleeping at a house in the 600 block of Veto Street, where the break-in occurred . Vance had just laid down on his friend’s couch after a college party when he endured the most terrifying night of his life.

“The next thing I know I was pistol whipped on the back of the head, they put me down on the couch, put pillows over my head, took my belt off, and bound my wrists together,” said Vance. “They put the gun to the back of my head and said if I screamed or tried to do anything, I was dead.”


Dorian Jones, Rederick Melton and Brandon Towns, were each officially charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault, four counts of armed robbery and one count of home invasion. Towns also faces an additional charge for being a fourth time habitual offender. {snip}