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Assault and Battery Law
 
STATE OF IOWA vs. ISAIAH RICHARD SWEET

On May 11, 2012, seventeen-year-old Isaiah Sweet shot and killed Richard and Janet Sweet. Richard and Janet had cared for Sweet since he was four years old, as his biological mother was unable to do so. Richard was Sweet’s biological grandfather. Richard and Janet had been married for thirty years. Sweet was arrested three days after the murder. After being given Miranda warnings, Sweet desc... More...   $0 (05-27-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MARK ANTHONY JOHNSON

After his conviction for assault with intent to commit sexual abuse on
August 27, 2003, Johnson was required to register as a sex offender. In 2006,
2009, and 2014, Johnson was convicted of failing to comply with the registration
requirement. On October 20, 2014, Johnson registered his address as required.
On December 5, 2014, Johnson moved into his sister’s apartment—a diff... More...
   $0 (05-26-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHNNY WEEKLEY

Weekley was charged by trial information with willful injury causing serious
injury (count I) and domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury (count II). He
reached a plea agreement with the State whereby the State would amend count I
to willful injury causing bodily injury and Weekley would enter guilty pleas for both
charges. As part of the agreement, Weekley would be subj... More...
   $0 (05-26-2016 - )

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOSE GUERRA-FLORES

Jose Guerra-Flores appeals his conviction for assault with intent to commit
sexual abuse. He argues insufficient evidence supports his conviction and the
district court erred in denying his motion to exclude evidence of the complaining
witness’s prior sexual history. While Guerra-Flores did not preserve error on his
insufficiency-of-the-evidence claim, we choose to address th... More...
   $0 (05-26-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. SHANEKA NASHEA ALEXANDER

On February 11, 2015, a jury found Alexander guilty of interference with
official acts inflicting bodily injury, an aggravated misdemeanor, and interference
with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. Both crimes constituted violations of
Iowa Code section 719.1 (2013).
Evidence presented by the State at trial established Alexander was
present when officers arrived at an ... More...
   $0 (05-26-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JERRY RAY MATTHEWS

In 2008, Matthews and Natalie Baylark met and became romantically
involved. Over the next few years, Matthews and Baylark had two children
together and continued an on-again-off-again relationship. In the summer of
2013, Matthew and Baylark ended their relationship. In late December 2013,
Baylark allowed Matthews to stay in her apartment with the children for a week.
Ar... More...
   $0 (05-26-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JEREMY LEE SCHROEDER

On February 14, 2013, conservation officers from the Iowa Department of
Natural Resources (DNR) executed a search warrant at Schroeder’s residence.
Schroeder’s adult son, who was living in Schroeder’s home at the time, was the
subject of the investigation. The DNR officers had been told Schroeder was
believed to be involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine in a briefin... More...
   $0 (05-26-2016 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BRENNA LYN BETTS

On December 12, 2012, Betts was observed speeding by Officer Rafe
Albers. By the time Officer Albers was able to catch up to her vehicle, Betts had
parked her car in the parking lot of her apartment complex and exited her vehicle.
When the officer told her that she had been speeding and he needed her
identification, Betts argued that he could not cite her for speeding because... More...
   $0 (05-26-2016 - IA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. SKYLAR FRANK

Thomas Buxton discovered Defendant, then an Oakdale police officer, in his fifteen-year-old niece’s bedroom with his shirttail out and his pants-belt undone, hiding behind a door. Frank’s gun-belt was on the floor in the living room. The victim testified that Defendant asked her to lie about why he was on the premises. Specifically, she was to state that he was there to make his cousin Hesikiah Ha... More...   $0 (05-25-2016 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Joseph Butler

In the late afternoon hours of December 21, 2012, Shreveport police
were dispatched to the Shreveport home of Carolyn Butler. When police
entered the home, they found the lifeless body of Butler’s boyfriend, Larry
Patterson, in the bedroom of Butler’s 36-year-old son, Joseph. Patterson
had been shot twice, including a fatal shot to the head. Carolyn Butler had
witnessed Patt... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - LA)

Paul Ray Desilets v. The State of Texas

Paul Ray Desilets filed appeals from the trial court’s order denying his
request for a judgment nunc pro tunc as related to his convictions on two counts of
intoxication assault in connection with the trial court’s judgment in cause number
08-12-11262-CR. Desilets’ notices of appeal reflect that his complaint concerns the
trial court’s alleged failure to properly credit him wit... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Emory Christian

Cheyenne, WY - Emory Christian, 19, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2016, for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Christian was arrested in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He received time served, to be followed by two and a half years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in ... More...   $0 (05-25-2016 - WY)

Antonio Herrera v. The State of Texas

This aggravated child sexual abuse case involves two issues: (1) Did the trial court
erroneously deny appellant’s motion to dismiss for violating his right to a speedy trial because
the delay in arresting and prosecuting him caused an inability to obtain and present exculpatory
evidence, and (2) did the trial court erroneously quash appellant’s subpoena duces tecum served
on n... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Michael A. Galofaro

The State of Texas appeals the trial court’s order granting Michael A. Galofaro’s double
jeopardy motion and barring the State from prosecuting him. In a single issue, the State argues
the trial court erred in ruling that Galofaro’s prior acquittal on one charge of indecency with a
child barred prosecution for two other acts of alleged indecency. We reverse the trial court’s
... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - TX)

Alphonse Harris v. The State of Texas

Pursuant to a plea bargain agreement, appellant pled nolo contendere to “assault-family
2nd offense” and was sentenced within the terms of the plea bargain. The trial court imposed
sentence and signed a certification of defendant’s right to appeal stating that this “is a plea-bargain
case, and the defendant has NO right of appeal.” See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(a)(2). After appellant <... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - TX)

Rafael Tellez Mendez v. The State of Texas

When D.R. was approximately five-years-old, her mother hired Mendez’s wife, Margarita
Mendez, to babysit D.R. while she worked in the evenings and early morning hours. One evening
D.R. told her mother that Mendez had “given her a massage” earlier that day, which she
demonstrated by rubbing her own genitals. After questioning D.R., D.R.’s mother believed
Mendez was sexually ab... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - TX)

Danelle Anders Roberson v. The State of Texas

Appellant Danelle Anders Roberson was placed on deferred adjudication community
supervision after he pled guilty to family violence assault-strangulation. See Tex. Penal Code
§ 22.01(b)(2)(B); Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 42.12, § 5(a). Subsequently, the trial court granted the
State’s motion to adjudicate after finding that appellant had violated the conditions of supervision. 1
T... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - TX)

Timothy Deshun Waters v. The State of Texas

D.H., the complainant, has a full-scale IQ of 53 and has been diagnosed with
bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and mental retardation. In 2012, when D.H. was
seventeen years old, she was placed in the home of Rita Stevenson, a foster parent
for mentally challenged adults.
During this time period, appellant was living with his sister, Rebecca
Thompson, who was friends with ... More...
   $0 (05-24-2016 - TX)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. JUAN J. COLON

In 2002, defendant was indicted on multiple counts of
attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related weapons
offenses. In a separate indictment he was charged with two
counts of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and
endangering the welfare of a child. In a third indictment he
was charged with receiving stolen property and conspiracy to
commit theft.
... More...
   $0 (05-24-2016 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. JUAN J. COLON

In 2002, defendant was indicted on multiple counts of
attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related weapons
offenses. In a separate indictment he was charged with two
counts of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and
endangering the welfare of a child. In a third indictment he
was charged with receiving stolen property and conspiracy to
commit theft.
... More...
   $0 (05-24-2016 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. ODELL M. ROY

In the early morning hours of March 14, 2012, two officers
from the Winslow Township Police Department responded to a
report of domestic violence at a residence in Sicklerville. The
victim advised she and her husband had argued, that he put his
hands around her neck and pushed her on the bed. The police
found defendant in the second-floor bedroom. He was on the
pho... More...
   $0 (05-24-2016 - NJ)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. CHRISTOPHER TIERINNI

The defendant, Christopher Tierinni, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of four counts of sexual assault in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-71 (a) (1) and three counts of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (2). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) he was denied his federal and state constitutional r... More...   $0 (05-23-2016 - CT)

Craylon D. Bell v. State of Indiana

In August 2013, the State charged Bell with Class C felony intimidation and
with being a habitual offender. Bell and the State entered into a plea
agreement. Pursuant to that agreement, Bell pled guilty to intimidation and
admitted being a habitual offender. The trial court, in accordance with the plea
agreement, sentenced Bell to an aggregate term of ten years, with four ye... More...
   $0 (05-23-2016 - IN)

Devany Charone Sneed v. The State of Texas

Appellant Devany Charone Sneed appeals from a judgment adjudicating
her guilty of assault causing bodily injury to a public servant in retaliation for an
official duty. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 22.01(a)(1), (b)(1) (West Supp. 2015).
Directing us to our opinion in Rains v. State, 678 S.W.2d 308 (Tex. App.—Fort
Worth 1984, pet. ref’d), Sneed complains that her due process and... More...
   $0 (05-23-2016 - TX)

Joseph Daryl Mathis v. The State of Texas

Mathis was charged by indictment with aggravated assault of a public
servant. Pursuant to a plea agreement with the State, Mathis pleaded guilty to the
charged offense and the trial court placed Mathis on a five year term of deferred
adjudication community supervision. During Mathis’s term of supervision, the
State filed a motion to adjudicate his guilt, alleging that Mathis h... More...
   $0 (05-23-2016 - TX)

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