Latest Assault and battery News

Police: Officers, suspect wounded in struggle after break-in

Jan. 17, 2021 4:26 PM EST

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Two police officers responding to a report of a break-in at an Ohio home struggled with an armed suspect and were wounded by gunfire along with the suspect, but all are expected to recover, police said. Police in Kent said a young female called 911 shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday to report...

Brothers jailed for attacking subway stationmaster in Greece

Jan. 17, 2021 3:48 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two brothers, aged 17 and 15, who attacked an Athens subway stationmaster because he told them to wear masks on a subway train, will appear before a magistrate Tuesday for depositions. The two were jailed Saturday, charged with premeditated aggravated assault, a felony, as well as...

FBI: 2 NY men arrested for participating in Capitol breach

Jan. 17, 2021 1:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One posted a video of himself with his feet propped up on a U.S. senator's office table. One wrote “THIS IS ME” on an Instagram photo of rioters attacking Capitol police officers. The two New York men, Brandon Fellows and Edward Jacob Lang, were arrested this weekend on...

Las Vegas police search for suspect in fatal stabbing case

Jan. 17, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police continue to search for a suspect in a fatal stabbing in the central Las Vegas valley. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said they got a report of an unresponsive man lying on a sidewalk around 8 p.m. Friday. Arriving officers found the man suffering from an apparent stab injury. He was...

Prosecutors: Woman robs 4 Chicago stores in less than hour

Jan. 16, 2021 5:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman charged with robbing four convenience stores in Chicago in less than an hour this week was ordered held on $50,000 bond on Saturday. Jessica Short 21, is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of robbery after she allegedly participated in the robberies of the...

Parolee fatally shot Wichita restaurant owner

Jan. 16, 2021 5:14 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A parolee rummaging through trash fatally shot the owner of a south Wichita restaurant, authorities say. Police Capt. Jason Stephens identified 42-year-old Oscar Acosta of Wichita as the person shot Thursday outside of Birrieria Tito restaurant, The Wichita Eagle reports. Police...

New York woman accused of poisoning husband's coffee

Jan. 16, 2021 4:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-year-old woman is accused of lacing her husband's coffee with ant and roach killer multiple times, causing him to become sick. Suncha Tinevra was caught on home surveillance video Jan. 12 retrieving a bottle from beneath a sink and squeezing its white powdery contents into her...

3 inmates escape from southeast Missouri jail

Jan. 16, 2021 4:27 PM EST

IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three men escaped from a southeast Missouri jail after removing a large block from a cell wall. Iron County Sheriff Jeff Burkett said the escape happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Ironton police said in a news release that they are armed and that authorities...

Teen, 14, to face upgraded charges after death of man, 95

Jan. 16, 2021 11:42 AM EST

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A 14-year-old youth will face upgraded charges following the death of a 95-year-old man after an alleged assault in the lobby of his New Jersey apartment building a week earlier, authorities said. Police were called to the Collingswood building on Jan. 7 and the victim was taken...

Police: Boy, 3, and girl, 4, found unsecured gun; girl shot

Jan. 16, 2021 11:05 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 4-year-old Ohio boy and a 3-year-old girl got hold of a handgun belonging to an adult when it discharged, wounding the girl, authorities said. Columbus police said they were called to the home shortly after 3 p.m. Friday and found the girl with a single gunshot wound. She was taken...