Latest Assault and battery News

Transgender woman's attacker convicted of assault

Oct. 21, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with felony aggravated assault in the beating of a Dallas transgender woman has been convicted of misdemeanor assault. The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas County jurors deliberated about four hours Monday before convicting Edward Dominic Thomas of the lesser charge in...

Inmate convicted of murder in deadly prison breakout attempt

Oct. 21, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate was found guilty Monday of murdering four prison workers during a failed escape attempt two years ago. Jurors deliberated for about half an hour before convicting Mikel Brady, 30, of four counts of first-degree murder in the state's deadliest attempted prison...

Man charged in church shooting accused of assaulting lawyer

Oct. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man charged with shooting a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding has been accused of assaulting his attorney during a jailhouse meeting. Thirty-seven-year-old Dale Holloway, of Manchester, was expected to be in court for a bail hearing Tuesday. But it was...

Authorities charge officer who opened fire on couple's car

Oct. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment. State's Attorney Patrick Griffin said in an investigation report that Hamden officer Devin Eaton showed "an extreme...

Portland agrees to pay $10,000 to settle lawsuit

Oct. 21, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon, plans to pay $10,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleged police assaulted her with a baton as she came upon a downtown protest while headed to catch a MAX train in October 2016. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that while watching the...

French probe into Paris Nov. 2015 attacks has finished

Oct. 21, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French counterterrorism prosecutors have announced that the judicial investigation into the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in and around Paris has been completed. Prosecutors said 14 people have been charged in the case, including 11 who are jailed. Among them is Salah Abdeslam, the sole...

Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo facing misdemeanor charges

Oct. 20, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo is facing multiple misdemeanor charges after being arrested early Sunday. According to court documents, Chickillo was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police and charged with simple assault, property damage and harassment. The...

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Oct. 20, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses, and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland...

Hong Kong activist stabbed as protesters gird for march

Oct. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A man distributing leaflets near a wall with pro-democracy messages was stabbed and wounded, as Hong Kong anti-government protesters prepared to hold an unauthorized march Sunday to press their demands. Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man Saturday in connection with the knife...

Man charged in case where 2 judges were shot reaches plea

Oct. 19, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man facing felony charges for a May fight during which two judges were shot in downtown Indianapolis has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Twenty-four-year-old Alfredo Vazquez recently signed a deal with Marion County prosecutors calling for him to plead guilty to one...