Articles Tagged with battery

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Within a few hours of their beach wedding ceremony, a Florida couple is facing charges after they became intoxicated and had a physical altercation.

Davenport, Florida, couple 61-year-old Daniel Gillen, and his new bride, 49-year-old GeGee Riposta, had their wedding ceremony on Clearwater Beach on Sunday, April 29.

During the celebration following their exchange of vows the newlyweds allegedly imbibed a bit too much causing them to become intoxicated. Gillen and Riposta then spent what most people consider one of the happiest days of their lives quarreling on and off throughout the affair.

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A man onboard a flight on Sunday night was removed from the plane by law enforcement, who had to employ a taser to get him to comply after he allegedly started an altercation with a couple seated near him and became unruly.

A couple seated on American Airlines flight 2446 reportedly had an encounter with another passenger when the woman alleged that the stranger had inappropriately touched her. The accusation caused an argument between the couple and the man, who was later identified as 28-year-old Jacob Garcia of Chicago.

The airline manager intervened and in an attempt to diffuse the situation he assigned Garcia to a new seat away from the people with whom he had the dispute. Garcia was reported as making racially insensitive comments toward the couple after being asked to move.

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A South Carolina man reportedly attacked officers during a drug arrest causing one of them serious injury and harming another. He is facing several charges for the assault.

Demetrius Lamont Jamison, a 26-year-old man who resides in Orangeburg, was walking home on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. He decided to walk through a wooded area near the Craven Lane Trailer Park to get to his destination.

At the time that Jamison was walking officers from the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety were in the process of investigating a report that there had been gunshots fired at the trailer park.

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A man who discovered that his partner had thrown away his Big Mouth Billy Bass is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly threw the item which then struck his companion.

54-year-old Gregory Carney and his life partner, 52-year-old Larry Timmerman have shared a relationship for 17 years, and they reside together in a Florida home.

On April 22, Carney and Timmerman were having a spat that was said to have continued throughout the day. Carney, knowing that Timmerman was irritated by the singing fish, began entering and exiting the room while playing with his Big Mouth Billy Bass in an alleged attempt to annoy his partner. The novelty item plays recorded clips from the songs “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” and “Take Me to the River” when depressing a button, while a toy fish mounted to a wooden wall plaque turns its head and moves its mouth along with the tune.

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A second-grade special education teacher was allegedly hit in the face by a student with autism in her class when she removed his iPad from his possession and he became upset. The teacher has filed battery charges against the child in response to the incident.

DJ, an 8-year-old boy who suffers from autism, is a student in the second grade at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Autism is defined as a condition which can present itself in a multitude of ways affecting social skills, communication, and behavior. The varying symptoms and manifestations of those with autism have been linked to “different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that as many as 1 out of every 68 children in America are diagnosed with autism.

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On March 31, a Florida man allegedly approached a stranger who was tending to the landscaping at his home and attacked the man with the gardening shears he had been working with.

Around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday while a man was gardening in his front yard he was reportedly caught by surprise when someone with whom he had no prior acquaintance allegedly began attacking him until his gardening shears were taken from his possession. The assailant then used the tool to stab the victim in the head until a passerby intervened and tried to take possession of the shears.

The alleged attacker ran away and headed toward the nearby Choctawhatchee Bay where he reportedly entered the water naked and remained there until four Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived. The deputies worked to subdue the suspect but the man began to struggle and was said to have attempted to pull one of the officers underwater.

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Authorities reported that they responded to an incident on Monday involving a plastic toy gun employed as a makeshift weapon in an alleged attack after a Florida dog owner used it against a man whose canine was bitten by his dog.

Near 8 p.m. on March 12 31-year-old Thomas Phillips from Gainesville was strolling with his unleashed dog in an area of the Lake Crossing Apartments complex designated as a dog run. 33-year-old Matthew Hester was out for a walk with his dog in the same area, but his dog was contained on a leash.

Phillips’ unrestrained pet allegedly ran from his side advancing on Hester’s dog, biting and attacking him. When Hester reportedly attempted to break up the dogs his pup found a way to wriggle free from the collar and leash it was wearing. He then began using the apparatus as a belt to swing at the attacking dog.

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A Jacksonville, Florida, school teacher is facing charges for hitting another mother who was present at a youth baseball practice when the teacher allegedly took offense to the other woman’s choice of clothing.

On February 23 at the Orange Park Athletic Association baseball field around 7:00 p.m. parents and spectators gathered to watch children during a little league practice session. Terry Lee Coursey, a 37-year-old mother and language arts teacher employed at Clay High School, was amongst those in attendance.

Coursey, who is from Mesquite, Texas, but now resides in Orange Park, Florida, reportedly noticed another mother and took issue with the woman’s attire, and chastised her for wearing shorts that exposed more than what she felt was appropriate for the event.

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After learning that they were allegedly providing melatonin in the form of gummy candies as a sleep aid for children at nap time, three day care center workers have been arrested on suspicion of endangering the life of a child.

19-year-old Jessica Heyse, 25-year-old Ashley Helfenbein, and 32-year-old Kristen Lauletta are employed as teachers at the Kiddie Junction Daycare Center in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Melatonin, a supplement that is commonly used to help people fall asleep, is sold over the counter in many health stores and markets. The hormone is naturally created by a gland in the brain and in most studies, it has not proven dangerous to consume more of it. It is reported that nightmares are experienced by some who use it, and that appears to be the most harmful drawback known at this time.

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A customer at a 7-Eleven convenience store was arrested for battery when she allegedly threw her Cuban sandwich in the face of the clerk due to a dispute over the warmth of the food.

On Friday, February 9, 19-year-old Corinthian Jones went into a Bradenton, Florida 7-11 and ordered a pressed Cuban sandwich from one of the clerks. Jones received her purchase and left the store.

Approximately 30 minutes later Jones reportedly returned to the store with the sandwich, which had a few bites missing from it. Jones complained to the clerk that the sandwich was cold, and she either wanted it reheated or would like her money back. The two began to argue until Jones left the store to get one of her friends that was waiting outside for her.