Latest Assault and battery News

Louisiana State Police: Man brandished sword during argument

Dec. 9, 2019 3:09 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police arrested a man accused of aggressively brandishing a sword toward another man during an argument, the agency said in a statement over the weekend. State Police charged 42-year-old Travis Fisher with aggravated assault, officials said in a Facebook post on Sunday....

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

Dec. 8, 2019 6:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster's death at a news conference late Saturday. Police...

Police: 19-year-old man fatally stabbed mother outside home

Dec. 8, 2019 4:33 PM EST

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother outside their Long Island home early Sunday morning, police said. Akcel Arriaza, 19, was sitting in a parked car with his mother Dora Villatoro-Arriaza, 46, in front of their Brentwood home at about 6 a.m. They got into an argument and...

Police say they apprehended woman who escaped from constable

Dec. 8, 2019 1:23 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they have taken into custody a woman who escaped from a constable. Delaware State Police said Sunday that 25-year-old Afrika Whaley was taken into custody without incident. On Saturday, Police said Whaley escaped from a security constable after being transported to...

Police investigate death outside club, related stabbings

Dec. 8, 2019 12:38 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating a homicide and two non-fatal stabbings that authorities say are related. Raleigh Police said they responded to a call of shots fired early Sunday to find a man suffering from life-threatening injuries in the parking lot of Club 30 Plus....

Authorities: 2nd person dies after shooting in drug robbery

Dec. 8, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Authorities say a second person has died following a shooting that authorities say stemmed from an armed robbery during a purported drug deal in eastern Pennsylvania last week. State police in Monroe County say the gunfire Wednesday in Chestnuthill Township left 22-year-old Dylan Beinert dead and two men...

Las Vegas police arrest woman accused of stabbing ex's beau

Dec. 8, 2019 12:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after she allegedly injured her ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Metro Police say the fight occurred Saturday at a southeast Las Vegas Valley home. The man called 911 about to report the fight, which happened at...

Maryland police officer arrested, charged with rape

Dec. 8, 2019 11:49 AM EST

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (AP) — A police officer in Maryland is in jail and facing rape and assault charges, Baltimore County Police said Sunday. Officer Anthony Michael Westerman, 25, was charged with two counts of second degree rape and three counts of second degree assault. Police did not provide details...

In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, but he tries to be as approachable as possible. The school resource officer known as “Officer Will” aims to been seen by each student at least...

Guard accused of harassing inmate's girlfriend still has job

Dec. 8, 2019 9:47 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York correctional officer accused of sexually harassing an inmate’s girlfriend is still on the job, even after the agency sought to fire him for making crude comments to the woman, brushing up against her and sending her unwanted emails. The state prison system concluded...