Latest Assault and battery News

Police: Argument in parked vehicle ends in fatal stabbing

Feb. 18, 2020 10:49 AM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A heated argument between two men in a parked vehicle ended when one fatally stabbed the other, authorities said. Javier Ramirez-Jimenez, 48, of Elizabeth, has been charged with reckless manslaughter in the death of Carlos Ariza, 67, according to the Union County Prosecutor's Office....

Man who killed, dismembered roommates gets 2 life terms

Feb. 18, 2020 10:35 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who stabbed his two roommates and chopped up their bodies has been sentenced to two consecutive sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Tyrone Donte Gladden, 47, on Monday after he...

Teen charged in random attack heads back to court

Feb. 18, 2020 10:03 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager charged with stabbing a woman at random in the parking lot of a beauty spa is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Ellis Tibere, 18, of Guilford, faces charges including attempted murder in connection with the attack Jan. 6 in Westport. The 33-year-old victim,...

27-year-old man dies after assault near St. Louis arena

Feb. 18, 2020 8:33 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing the case of man charged in an assault near a downtown St. Louis arena after the victim died. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 27-year-old Jarmond Johnson is jailed without bond on charges of first-degree assault. Police identified the victim of Saturday's...

Resident fatally stabbed at West St. Paul group home

Feb. 18, 2020 7:17 AM EST

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A resident of a state-run mental health group home has killed another resident in West St. Paul, according to police. Officers were called to the group home about 4 a.m. Monday on a report of a disturbance and found the victim was stabbed in the face. He was pronounced dead at...

Police: Man fatally stabbed stepdaughter, injured wife

Feb. 18, 2020 3:58 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his wife and stepdaughter, killing the younger woman, has been arrested in Tennessee. Ledis Sanchez, 34, was captured Monday after the attack early Sunday morning while moving out of the family's home in Memphis, news outlets reported. Sanchez's...

Police arrest suspect, identify victim in Hartford shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 10:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Monday in the Hartford nightclub shooting that left one dead and several others injured, police said. Police arrested Joshua Saez, 30, who was also struck by gunfire and is recovering at a hospital, Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero said. Saez is accused of...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at Billboard's Women in Music at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers on Jan. 17, 2020, just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

Feb. 17, 2020 10:25 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old...

Topeka man arrested in human trafficking investigation

Feb. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man was arrested Monday for suspected sex crimes after an eight-month human trafficking investigation. Authorities said the investigation was continuing and more arrests are expected. No further information was released. Michael Anderson, 54, of Topeka, was arrested by Kansas...

Arzel J. Ivery is seen in an undated photo provided by the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office. Ivery, boyfriend of Amarah Banks, is charged in Milwaukee County, Wis., with felony aggravated battery, online court records show. The bodies of Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks were discovered Sunday. Feb. 16, 2020. Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of Banks and her two young daughters that were found in a Milwaukee garage more than a week after they were reported missing.  (Shelby County, Tenn.  Sheriff's Office via AP)

Charge: Man had recently battered woman who was found slain

Feb. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman who was found slain in a Milwaukee garage along with her two daughters had been beaten up by her boyfriend the day before she was reported missing — and just hours after the funeral of the couple's young son, according to a criminal complaint. The bodies of 26-year-old...