Articles Tagged with deadly weapon

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When a man who shares an apartment with his girlfriend denied her after she asked him to have sex she allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and wounded his face during the argument that ensued.

Katherine Nieves-Tavarez and her boyfriend live together in an apartment in Vero Beach, and on Thursday, just before 3:30 am, they got into an altercation when Nieves-Tavarez allegedly asked the man to engage in sexual relations and he said no.

The argument reportedly escalated when Nieves-Tavarez continued to ask her boyfriend for sex and he repeatedly denied her offer. The authorities were notified and dispatched to inspect the cause of the reported disturbance.

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On a Friday evening, 71-year-old Roger D. Washburn was spending time with two of his friends at his home. They were unsure about who the singer of a popular song was and it became the subject of a debate.

One of the men said that he believed the song was sung by Bruno Mars, but Washburn did not agree. When the man, who has been friends with Washburn for half a century, provided proof of his claim the fight continued.

Washburn allegedly grabbed a handgun and struck his friend in the face and arm with it causing it to fire, but no one was hit by the bullet. His friend reportedly defensively swung at Washburn and the gun fired a second time.

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During an encounter leading to the arrest of two suspects, the driver of the vehicle they were pursuing, who the police believe has been selling prescription drugs, smashed into three police cars while allegedly attempting to escape.

Milpitas police began an investigation regarding the suspected illegally distribution of prescription medication for profit. They turned their attention to a man that is a Milpitas resident and spent five months looking into the alleged activity.

When detectives located the purported drug dealer in a car in the parking lot of a shopping center they made an attempt to apprehend him.

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When a man who was being apprehended by the police for suspicion of domestic abuse he allegedly tried to goad the officers into a fight while resisting arrest and caused damage to the inside of their police car.

On Friday evening, 35-year-old Lemar Miller was in Desert Hot Springs when he was reported to the police over accusations that he had physically assaulted a woman and forced her to run away when he chased after her while wielding a rock.

When the Desert Hot Springs police arrived they spoke with the alleged victim who confirmed in her statement that Miller had committed acts of violence toward her.

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A Garden Grove resident has been accused of trying to set fire to two homeless men that had a tent set up in Anaheim as their makeshift residency.

Eric Mongerson was reportedly on a bike ride on the afternoon of June 27 when he had an encounter with two men who lack permanent housing and had set up a temporary shelter using a tent.

When 29-year-old Mongerson was riding his bicycle in the direction of the site that the homeless men were located he allegedly threw a burning item at them and was reported as having said unkind words to the gentlemen as he left the scene.

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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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Last weekend in Pomona a 71-year-old man reported that he was approached by a young man brandishing a gun, and pistol-whipped in an alleged assault.

Around 8:30 pm on Saturday, February 3, a Pomona resident was reportedly the victim of an unprovoked assault when an 18-year-old man that he did not know came up to him and began acting aggressively. The man was allegedly carrying a handgun and used it to assault the victim.

The authorities were notified and as soon as they were in sight, the suspected perpetrator, Pomona local Pablo Jimenez, fled the scene and attempted to hide inside of the bathroom at a local grocery store. When officers scouted the surrounding area they quickly located someone matching the description given to them by the victim, and they found Jimenez in the bathroom.

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Michelle Betancourt was sentenced on Tuesday for stabbing her three year old son during a domestic dispute with the child’s father.

In May 2015, Michelle Betancourt of Los Angeles and her child’s father got into a heated argument. The twenty-three year old woman lost control and threw a knife at the man, but it hit her child instead. Neighbors reported terrifying screaming and crying and a woman yelling something about “a lot of blood.” Neighbors saw Betancourt running down the driveway, holding the wounded boy, while screaming hysterically. The boy’s father initially claimed that the boy had stabbed himself.

The boy’s injuries were life-threatening, but he did recover. Betancourt was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and personal infliction of great bodily injury. Although police originally claimed the assault was intentional, after thoroughly reviewing the case prosecutors decided they could not file attempted murder charges. Attempted murder requires the specific intent to murder, whereas Betancourt acted wantonly and recklessly. Her attorney insists that she did not intend to harm her child.