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Assault and Battery Law
State of Tennessee v. Harold Smith

The victim, Kathy Wade, owned a rental house in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Wade testified that she arrived at the rental house on the day of the offenses to prepare for a new tenant with the help of her daughter, Chelsea Johnson, and two of her nieces. Upon their arrival, Ms. Wade noticed an unfamiliar vehicle parked in the driveway. She stated that as she exited her vehicle, two men wearing skull... More...   $0 (10-21-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. William Heath

Ms. Wilma Green, the victim, was in her late seventies at the time of the offenses. She testified that the Defendant was a friend of the family and that they had known each other for about forty years. The Defendant visited Ms. Green nearly every day and purchased cigarettes for her regularly because she has limited mobility. In return, Ms. Green would pay for the Defendant‟s cigarettes. ... More...   $0 (10-21-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Terry Vonner

This case relates to a January 26, 2012 attack in which the victim, Althea Pope, was hit in the head with a machete and shot four times. The machete attack occurred at the victim‟s house, and the shooting occurred outside a neighbor‟s house. The neighbor‟s house was occupied by a woman and her two-year-old daughter, and the house was struck by several bullets.

At t... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Zachary Gale Rattler

On the night of November 26, 2012, Toby Norton (“the victim”) returned home after having dinner at his mother‟s residence only a few houses away. The victim typically left the front door to his home unlocked because his mother occasionally stopped by to do laundry or to look after the victim‟s son. However, when he returned home that night, the victim found the door locked. After th... More...   $0 (10-21-2016 - TN)

Dorothy Denise Cross v. State of Tennessee

The petitioner was convicted of four counts of misdemeanor assault, which the trial court merged into a single count and sentenced the petitioner to eleven months, twenty-nine days on supervised probation. This court affirmed the petitioner‟s conviction and sentence on direct appeal. State v. Dorothy Denise Cross, No. E2013-02133-CCAR3-CD, 2014 WL 4748337, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Sept. 25,... More...   $0 (10-21-2016 - TN)

Dyshaun Tyrell Elliott v. State of Indiana

On June 10, 2014, the State charged Elliott with three counts of Dealing in
Cocaine, one as a Class A felony, and two as Class B felonies, and one count of
Maintaining a Common Nuisance, as a Class D felony.2 On December 17,
2015, pursuant to a plea agreement with the State, Elliott pled guilty to one
count of Dealing in Cocaine, as a Class B felony, and the other charges were... More...
   $0 (10-20-2016 - IN)

Johnny Dutrayl McSwain v. State of Indiana

On August 15, 2014, Barry Williams and Daniel Mallett were visiting a house
in LaPorte. Around 10:30 p.m., they left to go to a gas station.

[3] McSwain, Tyrone Stalling, and Larry Crume, Jr., arrived across the street from
the house shortly thereafter. McSwain and Stalling approached the house and
knocked on the door. They asked whether Mallet was home, and when told More...
   $0 (10-20-2016 - IN)

Bernie C. Harmon v. State of Indiana

Harmon and his wife, Melissa Harmon (“Melissa”) (collectively “the
Harmons”) lived in Crawford County, Indiana with their biological son, K.H.,.
and biological daughter, W.H. The Harmons drove school buses and operated a
car repair shop near their home. In 2005, the Harmons became foster parents to
five children1 (“the Children”). C.H.2, S.H.3, and C.A.H., 4 who were biological... More...
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Ra'Dreeka Gillespie v. State of Indiana

Chasia Sutton worked at a Family Dollar store in Marion County. Gillespie
was dating Sutton’s ex-girlfriend. On January 13, 2015, Gillespie entered the
store with Sutton’s ex-girlfriend while Sutton was working, and there was a
verbal exchange between the women. Gillespie and the ex-girlfriend left, and a
few minutes later, Gillespie returned with three other women. The thr... More...
   $0 (10-20-2016 - IN)

Elexus Lloyd v. State of Indiana

On May 26, 2015, Lloyd and China Watkins went to the Family Dollar store in
Lawrence, Indiana. The two women were seen arriving in the same car and
entering the store together. Upon entering the store, Lloyd went to the counter
to return previously-purchased deodorant, while Watkins went to the backroom
of the store and asked the assistant manager to use the bathroom. As the... More...
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Leah S. Fink v. State of Indiana

On August 15, 2011, Michael Marshall, working as a confidential informant for
the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, participated in a controlled buy that
was audio/video recorded. He called and arranged to purchase one gram of
methamphetamine for $100 at Fink’s home in Corydon. Jeremy Ripperdan
was Fink’s boyfriend at the time and often stayed at her home. Marshall knew ... More...
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State of New York v. James Hilton

Schenectady, NY - James Hilton Convicted On Assault and Battery Charge

The State of New York charged former mixed marshall arts fighter James Hilton, age 33, with assault and battery for brutally attacking a Schenectady police officer in 2015. It was not disputed that Hilton struck Patrolman Mark Weekes 28 times fracturing his skull on August 1, 2015.

Defendant claimed insanity... More...
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Jane Doe v. Derrick Rose, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton

Los Angeles, CA - Jury Find In Derrick Rose's Favor On Civil Sexual Assault & Battery Claim

Jane Doe sued Derrick Rose, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton on civil sexual assault and battery theories claiming that she did not knowningly consent to the defendants having sex with her without her consent while she was some how compromised.... More...
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Shane Thomas Dowdy a/k/a Shane T. Dowdy v. The State of Texas

Complainant Shelly Rexrode is Appellant’s half-sister. She and Appellant had the same
mother, Linda Munro, who passed away in 2014. Before their mother’s death, Appellant lived
with Munro, but he moved out of Munro’s house when Rexrode moved back into their mother’s
house in 2012. Following their mother’s death, Rexrode retained possession of the house and
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Roberto Silvas v. The State of Texas

The charges against Appellant arose from his contact with J.E. when she was eleven years
old. Appellant and J.E.’s mother met at a bar where Appellant played in a band. They dated, and
Appellant later met her children, including J.E. Eventually, they all came to live together in
Appellant’s apartment. At one point, Appellant made the family move out of his apartment after a
... More...
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Michael W. Still appeals the revocation of his probation and the imposition of a modified sentence of 71 months' imprisonment. This court granted Still's motion for summary disposition in lieu of briefs pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 7.041A (2015 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 67). The State filed no response.

On September 27, 2012, Still pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, domestic battery, ... More...
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The evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to the State, establishes the following facts. On the evening of June 9, 2014, Davis' father contacted the Hutchinson Police Department and asked them to send officers to his home to arrest Davis, who was living with his father at the time. Davis' father told the police his son broke the television again and put a hole in the wall by throwing the ba... More...   $0 (10-18-2016 - KS)


In 2009, Harbacek was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Reno County case No. 09 CR 737. At the time of his arrest, Harbacek
was on parole from indeterminate sentences stemming from his 1990 aggravated burglary conviction in case No. 90 CR 251 and his 1991 convictions for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated burglary, and ag... More...
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The facts are straightforward and undisputed. On April 27, 2011, Allen pled no contest to one count of aggravated sexual battery, one count of sexual battery, two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior, and two counts of unlawful voluntary sexual relations. These charges were the result of Allen's conduct with multiple victims from June 2, 2008, through March 1, 2010. Allen was 15 years old when h... More...   $0 (10-18-2016 - KS)


Foster was originally charged, by second amended information, with first degree assault; use of a deadly weapon (not a firearm) to commit a felony; second degree assault; use of a deadly weapon (not a firearm) to commit a felony; tampering with a juror, witness, or informant; and habitual criminal. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Foster pled no contest to an amended charge of
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attempt... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Cody Olbricht, also known as Cody Olbrich

On September 28, 2014, 3-year-old A.M. was admitted to an emergency room in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, with bruising
on her face, torso, arms, and legs. A.M. was not interactive, appeared sleepy, and had bleeding in the white part of her left eye. Due to A.M.’s symptoms, doctors suspected she was suffering from a subdural hemorrhage (brain bleed). A CAT scan revealed a brain bleed and infarct in A... More...
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Fritz Daniel Schneider v. The People of the State of Colorado

Schneider sought review of the court of appeals’ judgment affirming his
convictions and consecutive sentences for two counts of sexual assault. The jury
returned guilty verdicts on one count of sexual assault of a physically helpless victim
and another count of sexual assault by causing submission of a victim by means of
sufficient consequence reasonably calculated to cause su... More...
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United States of America v. Samuel Velasco Gurrola

El Paso, TX - Federal Jury Convicts El Paso Man in Connection with Murder-For-Hire Plot

Samuel Velasco Gurrola, age 41, faces mandatory life in federal prison after a jury convicted him of his role in a murder-for-hire plot.

Jurors convicted Gurrola of three counts of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and four counts of conspiracy to cause foreign travel for murde... More...
   $0 (10-17-2016 - TX)


As in the Law Division, the parties disagree on whether
Figueroa has standing to pursue this appeal. The record presented
to us on that issue is less than satisfactory. It is unclear why
the municipal judge permitted Figueroa's attorney to prosecute the
matter at the probable cause hearing.1 However, regardless of the
standing issue, it is clear to us that the Law Divis... More...
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Adam C. Braseel v. State of Tennessee

Petitioner was indicted in March of 2006 for first degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, attempt to commit first degree murder, aggravated assault, especially aggravated burglary, and assault. The State‟s proof at trial consisted primarily of the testimony of the victim‟s sister, Rebecca Hill, and nephew, Kirk Braden. Ms. Hill and Mr. Braden were staying with t... More...   $0 (10-17-2016 - TN)

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