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Assault and Battery Law
David Anthony Jordan v. State of Indiana

The relevant procedural facts follow. On August 14, 2001, the State charged
Jordan with: Count I, Class B felony burglary; Count II, Class C felony
stalking; Count III, Class B misdemeanor invasion of privacy; and Count IV,
Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief. The cause was assigned to Circuit
Court #3 and the Honorable Thomas Newman, Jr. (“Judge Newman”).
[4] On Ja... More...
   $0 (07-23-2016 - IN)

Brandon Lewis v. State of Indiana

In the recent past, Lewis and H.D. became acquainted after Lewis fathered
children with H.D.’s sister. Lewis and his girlfriend lived with H.D. and H.D.’s
children for a period of time in 2014, and Lewis and H.D. had a sexual
relationship for a period of time. On April 18, 2015, Lewis, H.D., and H.D.’s
two minor children went out to dinner together and then to a friend’s hous... More...
   $0 (07-23-2016 - IN)

Purvi Patel v. State of Indiana

Consistent with our well-settled standard of appellate review, we recite the
relevant facts most favorable to the jury’s verdicts. Patel was born in the United
States to immigrants from India in September 1980. She lived in a home in
Granger with her parents and paternal grandparents, and she managed Moe’s, a
restaurant in Mishawaka owned by her father. In approximately Augu... More...
   $0 (07-23-2016 - IN)

Santiago Valdez v. State of Indiana

On April 7, 2012, Valdez was at the Muncie home of his sister, C.V. He had
been drinking alcohol and smoking crack. C.V. was on the phone with her
uncle when she heard Valdez utter an obscenity. She ended the phone call with
her uncle and walked toward Valdez.
[3] At this point, C.V. realized that Valdez had taken off his pants and underwear.
She immediately phoned the... More...
   $0 (07-23-2016 - IN)

Dereck Worthington v. State of Indiana

At some point after 2011, Regina Warren married Kyle Poynter; the couple had
one child, Z.P. Warren eventually divorced Poynter. She then rekindled a past
relationship with Worthington. In December 2013, Worthington moved in
with Warren and her three children, including Z.P., who was seven months old
at the time. Worthington cared for the children when Warren was not at hom... More...
   $0 (07-23-2016 - IN)

State of Missouri v. Ardell Fields,

In April 1996, Movant was convicted, after a jury trial in the Circuit Court of the City of
St. Louis, of forcible rape, resisting arrest, and third degree assault. Movant was sentenced to a
term of life imprisonment for the forcible rape conviction, a term of 10 years of imprisonment
for the resisting arrest conviction, and a term of one year of imprisonment for the third degree <... More...
   $0 (07-23-2016 - MO)

Ex Parte Carlos Alberto Bustos

Appellant Carlos Alberto Bustos was charged by indictment in each of the underlying cases with aggravated sexual assault. The trial court set pretrial bond in each case at $75,000. Appellant filed a pretrial application for writ of habeas corpus seeking a bond reduction.
Pursuant to a plea bargain agreement with the State, appellant has been convicted in trial court cause number 1350260, an... More...
   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Dustin Edward Klendworth v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly causing serious bodily injury to Richard Barlow by striking Barlow’s face and head with Appellant’s fist, kicking Barlow in the ribs and stomach area, stomping Barlow’s head, slamming Barlow’s head against a gearshift, and hitting Barlow in the head with a sword. The State alleged that Appellant used or exhibited a deadly w... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Richard Gross v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with assault on a public servant and pleaded “not guilty.” The State later filed a notice of enhancements to be submitted to the factfinder at the punishment phase. This notice included allegations that Appellant had three prior felony convictions. A jury found Appellant “guilty” as charged, and the matter proceeded to a bench trial on punishment. Ultimatel... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Charles Bennett, Sr. v. The State Of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with, among other things, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a disabled individual, and prohibited sexual conduct. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to each charge. A jury found Appellant “guilty” as charged, and the matter proceeded to a trial on punishment. Ultimately, the jury assessed Appellant’s punishment at imprisonment for fifteen years for sex... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Kirschen Lemond Cross v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with the offense of intoxication assault, a third degree felony. The indictment also included an allegation that Appellant used or exhibited a deadly weapon, a motor vehicle, during the commission of or immediate flight from the offense. Further, the indictment included two felony enhancement paragraphs. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to the charged offense a... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Michael Benjamin Johnson v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The indictment also alleged that Appellant had been convicted of a prior felony, enhancing the punishment level to that of a first degree felony. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to the charged offense and “not true” to the enhancement. The case proceeded to a jury trial. The jury found Appellant guilty of the offense and the en... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

John Thomas Congleton v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated sexual assault of a child and three counts of indecency with a child by contact. Pursuant to a plea bargain agreement with the State, he pleaded “guilty” to the offenses, and the trial court placed him on ten years of deferred adjudication community supervision. The State subsequently filed a motion to proceed to adjudication. Following a hear... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Bobbie Dewayne Grubbs v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. At trial, the evidence showed that Appellant and his wife, Deedra, attempted to kill a woman at her home and left her for dead. The woman regained consciousness and called the police. When Appellant and Deedra learned that the police w... More...   $0 (07-22-2016 - TX)

Robert Conrad Zepeda v. The State of Texas

Appellant attended a party in Brownwood. While there, he learned that his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Mascorro, was dating another man. After Appellant learned this, he rode with two other partygoers to Mascorro’s home. There, Appellant banged on Mascorro’s door. When she did not answer, Appellant went to the side of her home and forcibly pulled an air conditioning unit from the window because he “h... More...   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

Christopher Caine Donaldson v. The State of Texas

Appellant Christopher Caine Donaldson entered an open plea of guilty to three
counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of credit card abuse.
The trial court found him guilty and assessed his punishment at twenty-five years’
imprisonment for each aggravated-assault-against-a-public-servant conviction and at
two years’ confinement in state jail for the... More...
   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

Robert Wayne Chapman, Jr. v. The State of Texas

On November 26, 2012, Melissa, Chapman’s adult half-sister, called 9-1-1 and
reported that Chapman was drunk and was asking her for sexual favors. He had grabbed
her breasts and requested oral sex, and while she was on the call, he came into her
bedroom, dropped his pants, and yelled at her to perform oral sex. In the call, Melissa
Chapman v. State further reported that Chapm... More...
   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

Lorenzo Martinez v. The State of Texas

When Savannah Smith answered a knock on the door to the apartment she shared with her
boyfriend, Michael Robinson, Robinson’s mother, Connie Robinson, and his sister, Caitlin,
Martinez and a companion burst inside. Martinez wielded a gun which he pointed variously at
Connie, Savannah, and Michael. When Connie inquired into the identity of Martinez’ companion,
Martinez and his... More...
   $0 (07-20-2016 - TX)

Thomas Robert Hughley v. The State of Texas

In mid-2014, before the trial court placed Thomas Robert Hughley on deferred adjudication
community supervision on a charge of assault in a family violence situation causing bodily injury,
the court conducted a detailed, on-the-record dialogue with Hughley and his attorney during which
Hughley admitted to having committed the crime. In the next year, Hughley’s guilt was
adjudi... More...
   $0 (07-20-2016 - TX)

Donald Ray McKinney v. The State of Texas

Because the facts and procedural posture are well known to the parties, we discuss only
those facts germane to the issues raised.
KE, the complainant, was sixteen years old when she testified at trial.
Appellant was married to Teresa McKinney, KE’s mother, and KE met him when she
was six years old. When KE was between the ages of six and eleven, appellant touched or digitall... More...
   $0 (07-20-2016 - TX)

Gabrielle Regina Jackson v. The State of Texas

Gabrielle Regina Jackson waived a jury and pleaded guilty to theft enhanced by two prior
theft convictions, four offenses of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and three offenses of
retaliation. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. §§ 22.02(a), 31.03(a), 36.06(a) (West 2011 & Supp.
2015). After finding appellant guilty, the trial court assessed punishment at two years’
confinement ... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Rontae J-R Thornton v. The State of Texas

Prior to the hearing on appellant’s motion to suppress, the jury heard testimony by
Sergeant Joseph Spano of the McKinney Police Department and viewed a video of appellant’s
traffic stop and subsequent detention. Sergeant Spano testified that, around 2:30 a.m. on March
12, 2014, he was watching a Motel 6 in McKinney, Texas, for suspicious activity related to
illegal narcotics.... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

Mauricio Hernandez v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under fourteen years of
age after complainant, the daughter of his girlfriend with whom he was living, gave birth to a 36-
or 37-week-old baby in a portable toilet next to a soccer field. Immediately following the birth,
1 The Hon. Michael J. O'Neill, Justice, Assigned <... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Michael Danilovich

New York, NY - Michael Danilovich Sentenced To 25 Years For Racketeering, Health Care Fraud, Securities Fraud, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, And Money Laundering
Racketeering Conviction Included Largest No-Fault Insurance Fraud Scheme Ever Charged

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MICHAEL DANILOVICH was sentenced today to 25 year... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - NY)

Javier Colunga-Pina v. The State of Texas

Appellant Javier Colunga-Pina appeals his conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a
child younger than fourteen. He signed a written judicial confession and entered an open plea of
guilty. The trial court found appellant guilty and assessed his punishment at nine years’
confinement. In a single issue, he contends the trial court erred by failing to swear in the
interpret... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

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