Latest Assault and battery News

In this Sunday, May, 24, 2020, booking photo released by the Layton Police Department shows suspect, Ethan Hunsaker, 24. He was arrested on suspicion of first degree murder and is being held in the Davis County Jail in Farmington, Utah. Layton Police Department say Hunsaker was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after he allegedly reported the death of a 25-year-old woman he'd met on on a popular dating app.  (Layton Police Department via AP)

Police arrest Utah man suspected of killing his Tinder date

May. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after police say he told authorities he killed a 25-year-old woman he had met on the popular dating app Tinder. Ethan Hunsaker, 24, called 911 early Sunday to report he’d killed someone inside a home in Layton, the Layton...

This undated photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office shows Jaden T. Hayden. The 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday, May 24, 2020, with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Hayden was not a long-term resident of the nursing home, the attorney told WJXK-TV. (Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office via AP)

Man, 20, charged in nursing home assault recorded on video

May. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Jaden T. Hayden of Ypsilanti was charged with two counts of assault, larceny and two...

FILE - In this April 14, 2010, file photo, former West Texas A&M University assistant football coach and former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf leaves the courtroom in Amarillo, Texas, after he was sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to eight felony drug charges in Texas. Leaf was arrested Friday, May 22, 2020, on a domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, Calif., which is about 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to booking information provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Saturday.  (Michael Norris/Amarillo Globe-News via AP, FIle)

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in California

May. 23, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Southern California on Friday. Leaf, 44, was arrested on a domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, which is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, according to booking information provided by the Riverside...

Man, 20, arrested in nursing home assault captured on video

May. 23, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was arrested for assault and battery after a video shared on social media showed a 75-year-old patient in the same facility being repeatedly punched in the face. The incident occurred May 15 at the nursing home on the city’s northwest side,...

2 men charged with shooting at undercover officers' van

May. 23, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been charged with firing nearly a dozen shots at three Pittsburgh-area police officers who were following them in February. Court documents indicate that 19-year-old Ezra Michael Grant of Greensburg and 18-year-old J’Lamar Jeremiah Washington of Pittsburgh face...

This photo provided by Attorney Justin T. Bamberg shows Skhylur Davis.   A white woman is charged with assaulting Davis in what the child's lawyer calls a racially motivated attack. Attorney Justin Bamberg says the woman accused Skhylur Davis of stealing her mail on May 11, 2020.  (Justin T. Bamberg via AP)

11-year-old girl says racism behind white woman’s assault

May. 22, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

An 11-year-old African American girl from South Carolina said she didn't think a white woman who accused her of stealing mail was being racist until the woman's husband told the girl that if she were “a different type,” things would have turned out differently. Elizabeth Shirey, 38, was charged with...

Police: 2 officers didn't help slain domestic abuse victim

May. 22, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky police officers were charged with failing to help a domestic violence victim who weeks later was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, investigators said. Louisville Metro Police Officer Kiersten Holman and Officer Cody Luckett were charged Friday with failing to provide...

Suburban Chicago officer charged with battering wife, kids

May. 22, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An off-duty suburban Chicago police officer has been charged in Indiana with choking his wife to the point of unconsciousness as their three children looked on, according to court records. Dino Pavoni, 38, of Midlothian, Illinois, is charged with felony strangulation, four counts of...

DA: Son confesses to fatally stabbing dad during Zoom call

May. 22, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island man suspected of fatally stabbing his father on a live Zoom call confessed to the caught-on-camera killing after police found him trying to wash blood off his body with Dr. Pepper, prosecutors said Friday. Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, was arraigned via video and ordered jailed...

Fire destroys reservation home where 5-year-old girl died

May. 22, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

TOKIO, N.D. (AP) — Fire has destroyed the home where a 5-year-old girl died on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota earlier this month, authorities said. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith said the home belongs to Erich and Tammy Longie. The Longies are charged with assault in the death of Raven Thompson,...