Shooting victim’s brother jailed after alleged assault

The brother of an Altoona man slain in a nightclub shooting last year is back in jail.

Jacob Dormevil, 20, of 2826 Sixth Ave. ran from Altoona police early Friday after officers attempted to take him into custody on an outstanding bench warrant. Dormevil was arrested early Nov. 1 after allegedly assaulting police at UPMC Altoona when he learned his brother, Willie Solomon, 22, had been shot to death at Choices Nightclub, a now-closed bottle club that operated at the site of the former Thee Mirage, at 130 Sixth Ave.

Dormevil was released from jail Dec. 17 and placed on home confinement after testifying at the preliminary hearing of his brother’s alleged shooter, Hugo Baez, 21, of New York City.

According to the conditions of his release, Dormevil was only to be outside his home to look for a job or to go to the gym, but a bench warrant for his arrest was issued by Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle on June 2, according to court records.

Altoona police said Dormevil was spotted just before 3 a.m. by officers handling an incident at 5910 Evergreen Court.

When officers approached Dormevil and told him he was under arrest, Dormevil allegedly told them to “just leave me alone” before he took off running.

Dormevil allegedly began throwing objects, including his hat and sunglasses as well as other unidentified objects from his pockets, as he ran, police noted.

Police ultimately caught up to Dormevil after he slipped on wet grass near Westley Avenue and fell.

Dormevil, who is still awaiting trial on his aggravated assault case, now faces felony flight to avoid apprehension and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller set bail for Dormevil at $15,000 cash, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Todd Kelly at Central Court.