Cantonment Man Charged With Attempted Aggravated Battery At Pensacola State College

September 6, 2019

An Cantonment man was charged with attempted second degree felony aggravated battery using a deadly weapon after allegedly nearly running over a woman in the Pensacola State College parking lot.

Dawon Kweku Siaw was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $500 bond.

Siaw allegedly drove directly at the victim in a parking lot at the PSC main campus, swerving at the last moment when less than foot from her person. The victim was able to identify Siaw as the driver because he was known to her. The connection between Siaw and the victim was redacted from an arrest report, but the charge was not listed as being domestic violence related.


17 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Attempted Aggravated Battery At Pensacola State College”

  1. john on September 10th, 2019 6:46 am

    Momma used to tell long ago, be careful who you make your bed with boy!!! cause you gonna have to lay in it!!! She was right!

  2. N on September 8th, 2019 9:58 am

    Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.

  3. Lauryn Hill on September 7th, 2019 5:13 pm

    Our “justice” system has failed this young man terribly. The fact that he was incarcerated based solely on the false accusations of a desperate, mentally and emotionally unstable teenage female with absolutely no proof/evidence of her claims is completely absurd!! The police involved in this case should be ashamed of themselves! Nonetheless, the TRUTH will be revealed and I hope that when she is found to be the liar that she is, justice will finally be served!
    #goodoverevil #thetruthwillberevealed #factsnotlies #notanotheremittill #justiceoverprejudice

  4. Austin on September 7th, 2019 10:34 am

    You only know as much about a person as they want you to know. It’s possible for anyone to get out of a passionate friendship/relationship and become obsessed with getting some sort of revenge. He probably had a bad day and saw her and just went for it. He needs to learn how to control his emotions or he will continue to be a danger to himself and everyone around him. Of course friends and family are saying he wouldn’t do such a thing because they only know the Dawon that he wants them to know. I know the Dawon that cheats on his girlfriends, pushes them for sex & and the Dawon that tries to run over a young girl that he was never allowed to date in the first place. The people claiming this was a joke are absolutely absurd.. You act like it’s so normal for a grown man to try to run over a girl that he had history with. I bet if he was charged with rape y’all would still try to make the accused sound like a victim. Teens and young adults in Cantonment are crazy but trying to hit people with cars is not how we handle things in the South. He needs to learn how to be a functioning, emotionally stable adult or he needs to go to Lakeview.

  5. Susan on September 7th, 2019 9:38 am

    Hopefully police can pull video from campus cameras to support or refute victims statement and settle the matter. Or maybe they have already?

  6. Rasheed Jackson on September 7th, 2019 9:07 am

    So he drove a vehicle in her direction and swerved at the last second. What if he had fired a gun in her direction, or just pointed it at her, not intending to hit, or harm, her but just to scare her. Same thing!!
    I am so tired of hearing people defend others actions by saying they are good people. Well good people make bad choices and this is one of those times.
    Driving a car at person is the same as pointing a gun at person, and they both should be viewed the same, because they both can have deadly consequences. The young man, for what ever reason, made a very bad decision, and he needs to admit to it and not try and make an excuse for what he did. Admitting to a problem or bad behavior is the first step in correcting it.

  7. Sierra on September 6th, 2019 10:39 pm

    Accusations tend to come out when someone else is doing so well!

  8. paul on September 6th, 2019 7:18 pm

    It would seem like there would be other people there to backup her story.
    I’m wondering if the accused was a student? If not why was he there?

  9. F on September 6th, 2019 5:44 pm

    Somehow the victim here is being overlooked. She would not have filed a complaint had she not felt in fear. And especially since she knew him. Doesn’t make sense if she knew him as the “kind” person they claim, something says there is more here than being reported. She has more infomration or they would not be prosecuting.

  10. Kat on September 6th, 2019 4:42 pm

    @fisherman- not everything is as is seems. There is a very long history here. It’s sad for everyone involved and most would be very surprised by the details. Let it play out in court as it should. Blessings for all.

  11. T. on September 6th, 2019 4:25 pm

    I know Dawon. He is a good kid with a good head on his shoulders. The type of behavior that is listed does not sound at all like his type of behavior. There are always two sides to any story!

  12. thinkaboutit on September 6th, 2019 4:00 pm

    and if the vehicle hadn’t swerved when he had planned or if the victim had jumped out of the way into the direction he has chosen to swerve? The outcome could have been plenty different. We could be talking homicide! Pretty funny joke don’t you think?

  13. Nick on September 6th, 2019 2:56 pm

    This does not sound remotely in his character and is based solely on the victim’s testimony. I’m hopeful this will be dropped and there will be no future problems between the two involved.

  14. Chris on September 6th, 2019 11:38 am

    “Dawon tried to run someone down on purpose”…
    If anyone is trying to actually hit someone on purpose, they will run over them, not swerve at the last moment like it references. It doesn’t say that the victim dodged the car, but that Dawon swerved out of the way. That doesn’t sound like Dawon “tried to run someone down”. He probably made an unwise decision in a quick moment, and may have just been trying to scare the victim as a joke? Good thing the internet and social media weren’t around when we were his age, where any bad decision or mistake you made could have been blown up into something it wasn’t intended for. I’m not on either side here, I just know Dawon, and know he wouldn’t try to hit someone on purpose. That is the only fact I know.

  15. fisherman on September 6th, 2019 11:16 am

    @ Chris
    (but I know he would never try to run someone over on purpose.)Well Chris he did exactly what you said he wouldn’t do. Dawon tried to run someone down on purpose joke or no joke he could be facing murder charges if things had of gone wrong. Sounds like he has an anger problem and needs help in controlling it. Chris I suggest you get with him and try and help him to control his anger and make betters decisions.

  16. Chris on September 6th, 2019 11:00 am

    I personally know Dawon. He is a VERY kind person. This must have been some sort of joke he was trying to play, especially since he knew the victim. I dont agree with playing a joke on someone using a vehicle, and I don’t know the circumstances of this situation, but I know he would never try to run someone over on purpose.

  17. paul on September 6th, 2019 9:00 am

    $500. bond for those charges is an insult to the victim..
    She was wronged twice. By the accused and the so called law.

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