Latest Assault and battery News

3 fatally stabbed, suspect killed by deputy at travel center

Apr. 7, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man fatally stabbed three people and wounded a fourth at a Tennessee travel center Tuesday morning before a deputy shot and killed him, authorities said. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Pilot Travel Center off Interstate 40 to find a person with...

Girl, 5, fatally shot, sibling hurt in Jacksonville shooting

Apr. 7, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Florida girl has died after being shot in the head by a bullet fired during a gun battle over money, sheriff's officials said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams confirmed the girl's death in a Tuesday morning news conference. She and her family were inside their car...

Man pleads guilty, sentenced in Jefferson City murder

Apr. 7, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing a man and wounding a woman in February 2019. Austin Corrigan, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the killing of Clifton Withers 63, and the...

Not guilty plea entered for Utica man in stabbing death

Apr. 7, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) — A Utica man charged in the New Year’s Day stabbing death of a Lincoln man will stand trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The plea was entered last week in Seward County District Court for Donnie Polcyn Jr., 27, by his attorney, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. Polcyn...

Police: One dead, two wounded in Georgia stabbing

Apr. 7, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 19-year-old teenager in Georgia has been accused of stabbing his father to death and wounding two other family members. Austin Chuong was booked into county jail for murder after police responded to domestic disturbance call in the family home near Atlanta, Alpharetta police said...

Reno police investigate fatal shooting of man by landlord

Apr. 7, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police responding to a report of battery at a home in Reno said they arrived to find the subject of the call with a single gunshot wound. The 39-year-old Las Vegas resident was transported to a hospital Sunday where he died of his injuries, the Reno Police Department said. His identity...

Sheriff: 3 arrested for probation violation after car crash

Apr. 6, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Three people were arrested for violating probation after their vehicle crashed into a Florida home, authorities said. Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brian Bruchey said the crash happened early Sunday morning, news outlets reported. Bruchey said Sarena Stokes, 42, was...

Walmart patron sprays cashier with Lysol over pandemic limit

Apr. 6, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are searching for a woman who they say sprayed a Walmart employee in the eyes with Lysol disinfectant. Leicester police said in a Facebook post Monday that the unidentified woman sprayed the worker after being informed there was a limit on the number of cans...

Editorial Roundup:

Apr. 6, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. April 3, 2020. North Texas has a plan if hospitals become overwhelmed with coronavirus. Here it is Mass critical care could force very tough decisions, which is why we have to flatten the curve. It’s still possible that North Texas will be spared the worst as the pandemic unfolds...

Police: Sheriff’s deputy arrested store worker after 'look'

Apr. 5, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (AP) — A former deputy of the troubled Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office has been charged with battery and false imprisonment in connection with an episode at a Family Dollar store. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Joseph Aquino recently was charged after New Mexico State Police...