State trooper convicted of rape faces sentencing
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing.
The Middlesex district attorney says Robert Sundberg is...
Paralyzed California man settles police shooting lawsuit
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three California police departments have reached a settlement with a man who was paralyzed after being shot by officers.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery in the beating of a naked, unarmed and mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage...
Oklahoma judge stabbed in the leg, daughter is charged
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The daughter of Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes has been charged with stabbing Holmes in the leg.
Court records show 28-year-old Adrienne Smith was charged...
Lawyer: Allegations against teacher were made up
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts special education teacher charged with assaulting students says the allegations were made up by a disgruntled teacher's aide.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is awaiting sentencing after making a plea in a case accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia homeowner accused of shooting two electricians working at his home has since been charged with murder.
News outlets report 68-year-old homeowner Larry Joel...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican former state senator accused of grabbing a female Uber driver and kissing her on the neck while she drove him to a bar in Oklahoma City has pleaded guilty to...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday they are weighing criminal charges against an elected official from Pennsylvania after she had an altercation with police officers at a Detroit...
South Carolina sheriff’s deputy arrested, fired
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has been arrested on charges of misconduct in office and assault and battery.
News outlets reported that Florence County Sheriff...
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Police say a South Carolina teacher's assistant is facing criminal charges for choking a student who briefly lost consciousness.
Woman who snatched ‘America Great’ hat faces deportation
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A woman who grabbed a "Make America Great Again" hat off a man's head in a Massachusetts restaurant faces deportation, but her immigration lawyer says she is in the U.S....
Massachusetts officer facing child rape charge
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer charged with raping a 13-year-old boy he met on an online dating app has been denied bail.
Man accused of dragging officer with car held without bail
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Delaware man accused of dragging a police officer with a stolen car in Massachusetts has been held without bail.
Theodore William Newton appeared in court Monday...
Student charged after throwing cellphone at teacher
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — A 16-year-old Massachusetts girl police say threw a cellphone at a teacher has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
3 men arrested after posting racist flyers in East Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Three men have been arrested in an area of East Boston where racist flyers were recently posted.
Massachusetts man convicted of assault on Muslim woman
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted of yelling slurs and attacking a Muslim woman who was on her way to prayer services during Ramadan.
Prosecutors say 36-year-old Sean Devlin was convicted by a judge Thursday of charges including assault and battery and civil rights violations. Sentencing is scheduled for Friday.
5 officers charged in fight after barroom dispute
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Five Massachusetts police officers have been charged in connection with an attack on a group of civilians that followed a barroom argument.
The Springfield officers were released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Wednesday to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other charges.
Prosecutors say the off-duty officers were at Nathan Bill's in Springfield in April 2015 when there was a dispute with the men.
Wyoming basketball player pleads not guilty to charges
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A suspended Wyoming basketball player Ny Redding has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery charges.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Redding entered the plea last Friday in Albany County Circuit Court to two counts of simple assault and one count of battery through his attorneys.
Former employees accused of abusing group home resident
CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two former employees at a Massachusetts group home have been charged with hitting and abusing a mentally disabled, non-verbal adult.
Prosecutors say 41-year-old Daniel Maina, of Tynsgborough, and 60-year-old Jennifer Nganga, of Lowell, are charged with assault and battery on a person with disabilities and abuse by a caretaker.
Authorities say an investigation revealed a pattern of abuse by the former employees on a 50-year-old resident at the group home in Chelmsford.
South Carolina prison guard charged in inmate attack
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A guard at a South Carolina prison has been arrested and charged with attacking a handcuffed inmate.
The Department of Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that Sheik S. Johnson has been accused of punching in inmate in the head several times at the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville.
Johnson is charged with misconduct in office and third degree assault and battery for the Oct. 18 attack.
Man sentenced to prison for shovel attack on woman
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who attacked a woman with a shovel, breaking her jaw, has been sentenced to up to six years in prison.
Celtics guard faces new charges in domestic violence case
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird has pleaded not guilty to two additional charges in connection with an alleged act of domestic violence against his girlfriend last September.
Bird was arraigned Wednesday on witness intimidation and threatening to commit a crime charges. He pleaded not guilty in September to charges including assault and battery on a household or family member and remains free on bail.
Magician charged with inappropriately touching students
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have arrested a magician they say inappropriately touched three students during magic classes.
The Plymouth district attorney's office says 52-year-old David Hussey was arrested at his Weymouth home Wednesday and charged with indecent assault and battery.
Hussey, who uses the stage name David Oliver, pleaded not guilty.
Former town official gets 9 months after admitting assault
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A former member of a Massachusetts town's governing board has pleaded guilty to attacking his girlfriend and threatening her with a baseball bat.
Former Bourne selectman Michael Blanton pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and battery on a household or family member, strangulation or suffocation, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Police: Woman stabbed man multiple times in chest
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Pittsfield, Massachusetts say a woman stabbed a man in the chest multiple times, just a day after the city's first homicide of the year.
Police say the 34-year-old victim was found Monday morning with multiple stab wounds on a city street.
Teacher pleads not guilty to assault and battery charges
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts middle school teacher has been charged with assault and battery on a minor.
The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that Brian Clemmey, a teacher at Parker Middle School in Taunton, pleaded not guilty Thursday and was released on the condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim.
Man accused of throwing coffee on worker arrested
CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Police have arrested the man who they say threw hot coffee on an employee at a McDonald's in South Carolina because he was upset over the wait.
The State quotes Camden Police as saying Thursday that Joshua Emery Noel turned himself in on a misdemeanor charge of second-degree assault and battery.
Judge dismisses felony in officer’s beating of naked woman
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed a felony charge against a Detroit police corporal in the beating of a naked, combative woman who prosecutors say was having a mental breakdown inside an emergency room triage unit.
Suspect in a fatal Fall River stabbing turns himself in
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal weekend stabbing in Fall River has turned himself in.
Authorities say 29-year-old Adam Conners surrendered Monday morning and is expected to be arraigned later in the day on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing substantial injury.
Conners is suspected of stabbing 39-year-old Joseph Reading, of Fall River, at a gathering in the city on Saturday night.
Police: Officer drives ambulance as crew treats beaten woman
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say an officer sent to a home where a woman was being attacked decided to drive the ambulance taking her to a hospital so medics could continue treating her injuries.
Athens-Clarke County police told news outlets Thursday that officers arrived at the 46-year-old's home Sunday. Police spokesman Geof Gilland says her boyfriend beat her with a baseball bat and she was severely injured.
2 men charged in hammer attack deemed too dangerous for bail
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — Two men charged with forcing their way into a Massachusetts home and attacking a resident with a hammer have been deemed by a judge as too dangerous to be released on bail.
The Republican newspaper of Springfield reports that 23-year-old Andrew Newell and 26-year-old Christian Barbosa can be held for up to four months.
Suspect in violent failed sneaker sale turns himself in
TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A 19-year-old New Hampshire man sought by police in Massachusetts for allegedly stabbing a teen during an attempt to steal a pair of expensive sneakers has turned himself in.
Tyngsborough police said Dequan Hagen of Nashua has been arrested on several charges, including armed robbery, home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Hagen was being held Saturday, pending a Monday court appearance.
Police: Man slammed officer’s head into SUV door
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police have charged a man they say grabbed an officer by the hair and slammed her head into an SUV while she responded to a disturbance.
The Eagle Tribune reports that 37-year-old Joel Perez-Perez was arraigned this week on multiple charges including assault and battery on a police officer.
Prison guard charged with punching 86-year-old inmate
LANCASTER, Mass. (AP) — A guard at a maximum-security state prison in Massachusetts has been charged with punching an 86-year-old inmate in the face.
The Worcester district attorney's office says 35-year-old correctional officer Joseph Sampson struck the inmate three times at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster on Dec. 20.
Sampson has been charged with assault and battery on a person over 60.
Boston police officer charged with shooting wife
BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly shooting his wife.
Korey Franklin was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday.
Prosecutors say the 32-year-old Franklin and the woman had been arguing on Christmas Eve. Police responded to their home in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood at 1 p.m. Monday.
Man gets 5 years for stabbing man outside of party
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A 43-year-old Massachusetts man who stabbed another man outside of a party during a fight in 2017 has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Redskins’ Nicholson placed on non-injury list
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was placed on the NFL reserve/non-football injury list Wednesday.
Man gets decades in prison for sexually abusing disabled man
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of assaulting his ex-wife and sexually abusing a mentally disabled man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
The Virginian-Pilot reports 59-year-old Robert L. Jones Jr. was sentenced Monday and called the judge racist slurs before being escorted from the courtroom.
Redskins’ Nicholson arrested, charged with assault & battery
WASHINGTON (AP) — Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant and retail complex near the team's practice facility in Ashburn, Virginia.
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell confirmed Nicholson's arrest. He says Tuesday afternoon the 23-year-old had been recently released on $2,500 bond.
3 teens charged in assaulting, robbing jewelry store worker
BOSTON (AP) — Police say they've arrested three teens for assaulting and robbing a jewelry store worker in downtown Boston.
Police say the group of youths had congregated in the doorway of a jewelry store in Downtown Crossing and were ringing the bell relentlessly.
Police say the store worker asked them to leave multiple times, but they refused. When the worker opened the door, police say the youths swarmed her.
Former camp counselor faces possible indictment for assault
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former counselor at a Massachusetts camp for children charged with indecent assault of a camper now faces possible indictment.
White woman pleads guilty to assaulting black teen at pool
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to assault and battery for hitting a black teenager and telling him to leave a community swimming pool.
News outlets report 38-year-old Stephanie Sebby-Strempel pleaded guilty Monday to the June assault and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. A Dorchester County sheriff's report says she told the 15-year-old he didn't belong at the Summerville pool.
Police: Woman stabs another woman, abandons her on highway
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — State police say a dispute between two women in the same vehicle ended with one woman stabbing the other and abandoning the victim by the side of the highway.
Police say the dispute occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on a Route 24 ramp to Interstate 495 in Bridgewater.
Oklahoma inmate walks away from halfway house in Ponca City
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says in inmate who walked away from a halfway house in Ponca City remains at large.
The department said in a news release Friday that 45-year-old Paul Hartsell Jr. walked away from Bridgeway Inc. on Sunday and stole a van owned by the halfway house.
The house is described as a community housing center that provides drug and alcohol treatment.
Officer gets probation in attack on college hockey player
BOSTON (AP) — A New Jersey police officer who pleaded guilty to his role in an unprovoked attack on a Boston College hockey player in a pizza shop could have the charge dismissed if he fully complies with conditions of a two-year probationary period.
Prosecutors say 27-year-old Daniel Hunt, of Barrington, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and battery in the attack on Kevin Lohan at about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. Lohan needed his jaw wired shut for three weeks.
Oklahoma jail inmate bites off parts of officer’s ears
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma jail inmate is facing new charges after authorities say he attacked a detention officer and bit off parts of his ears.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Benjamin Buford assaulted the detention officer Saturday evening while the officer was removing food trays from inmates' cells.
Police: Man uses hammer to kill brother, injure mother
EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is charged with attacking his family with a hammer, leaving a brother dead and his mother seriously injured.
Alexander Asia was held without bail at his arraignment Monday on two counts of assault and battery, pending a hearing next week to determine whether he is a danger to society.
Prosecutors say the 24-year-old suspect attacked his family in their Paxton home on Sunday night.
Cop charged; video shows woman beaten in Detroit hospital
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police corporal has been charged in the beating of a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Monday that 47-year-old Dewayne Jones was arraigned Tuesday on felony misconduct and misdemeanor assault and battery.