Domestic Violence

South Carolina News: Columbia, Lorenzo Keith Goins, 911 Call for Domestic Violence Results in 57 Months Federal Prison Sentence for Sumter Man

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Lorenzo Keith Goins, age 27, of Sumter, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Senior United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour, of Charleston, sentenced Goodwater to 57 months in federal … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Lorenzo Keith Goins, 911 Call for Domestic Violence Results in 57 Months Federal Prison Sentence for Sumter Man

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Joseph Lee King, 59, from Peshawbestown (Leelanau County), Michigan, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for Domestic Assault – Habitual Offender, U.S. Attorney Andrew Byerly Birge announced today. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney imposed a 2-year term of supervised release that will … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

Ohio News: Cleveland man, Joseph Williams indicted for lying about domestic violence conviction three times this year while trying to purchase a firearm

Cleveland, Oo. – A Cleveland man was indicted for lying about his conviction for domestic violence three times this year while trying to purchase a firearm. Joseph Williams, 25, was indicted on three counts of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm. Williams was convicted in 2011 of one misdemeanor count of domestic … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland man, Joseph Williams indicted for lying about domestic violence conviction three times this year while trying to purchase a firearm

SALT LAKE CITY | Utah man accused of hammering ice pick through man’s penis

SALT LAKE CITY  — A Utah man has been charged with sexual assault and kidnapping after authorities say he hammered a tool resembling an ice pick through another man’s penis during an argument. The 45-year-old Jason Dee Maughn is scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Online court records don’t list … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Utah man accused of hammering ice pick through man’s penis

New Jersey News: New York Man, Rudolf Szoradi Admits Kidnapping, Interstate Domestic Violence

NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man today admitted assaulting and kidnapping an individual with whom he had a romantic relationship, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rudolf Szoradi, 50, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose J. Linares in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of kidnapping and interstate domestic … Continue reading New Jersey News: New York Man, Rudolf Szoradi Admits Kidnapping, Interstate Domestic Violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs RB Hunt put on NFL exempt list after video surfaces

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exemption List on Friday night after video surfaced of the reigning NFL rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. Police were called to the scene during the Feb. 10 incident, but no … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs RB Hunt put on NFL exempt list after video surfaces

49ers LB Reuben Foster released after arrest

The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Reuben Foster on Sunday morning, hours after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida, on charges of domestic violence. An arrest report Saturday night from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said Foster was booked into jail at 11:11 p.m. and was being held without bail. Foster … Continue reading 49ers LB Reuben Foster released after arrest

49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested on domestic violence charge

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida, on charges of domestic violence. An arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office says Foster was booked into jail late Saturday night. He is being held without bail. Foster was arrested by Tampa police at 9:10 p.m. at the … Continue reading 49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested on domestic violence charge

Ohio News: Cleveland man, Joshua Hych twice convicted of domestic violence indicted for having a gun

Cleveland, Ohio – A Cleveland man twice convicted of domestic violence was indicted for having a gun. Joshua Hych, 24, was indicted in federal court on one count of possession of a firearm after misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Hych on Sept. 26 possessed a Taurus 9mm handgun, despite convictions for domestic violence in 2012 and … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland man, Joshua Hych twice convicted of domestic violence indicted for having a gun

LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. Avenatti said he has been an … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

WASHINGTON | Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

WASHINGTON— A law enforcement official says Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence. The official says Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident a day earlier and took a report. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Fired Ohio St assistant Smith pleads guilty to lesser charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fired Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct and an Ohio court issued a three-year protective order that keeps him away from his ex-wife. Smith had been facing a criminal trespass charge stemming from a May dispute. According to Delaware Municipal Court … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Fired Ohio St assistant Smith pleads guilty to lesser charge

BISMARCK, N.D. | Heitkamp renews ad apology; Cramer says she’s not bipartisan

BISMARCK, N.D.— Sen. Heidi Heitkamp opened her debate Thursday against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer with a renewed apology for a newspaper ad attacking her opponent that improperly identified some survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, calling it a “grave and horrible error.” “I am praying for guidance and forgiveness,” the Democrat told the nearly … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Heitkamp renews ad apology; Cramer says she’s not bipartisan

BISMARCK, N.D. | What to watch for in first Heitkamp-Cramer debate

BISMARCK, N.D.— The first debate between Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer comes as Heitkamp is under heavy pressure in a race Democrats badly need for any shot at controlling the Senate. And it comes right after a major self-inflicted wound by Heitkamp’s campaign, with the senator apologizing this week for a newspaper … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | What to watch for in first Heitkamp-Cramer debate

Colorado News: Habitual Domestic Violence Offender, Bryan Ace Ponzo Sentenced To Federal Prison For Assault

Victim was defendant’s wife DURANGO, Co. – Bryan Ace Ponzo, age 36, from the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation surrounding Towaoc, was recently sentenced to serve 129 months in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn for assault with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, FBI Denver Division Special Agent … Continue reading Colorado News: Habitual Domestic Violence Offender, Bryan Ace Ponzo Sentenced To Federal Prison For Assault

HACKENSACK, N.J. | Rapper Fabolous faces domestic violence, threats charges

HACKENSACK, N.J.  — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats. The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was charged in connection with two alleged incidents in Englewood in March. The indictment handed up last week in Bergen County charges him with one … Continue reading HACKENSACK, N.J. | Rapper Fabolous faces domestic violence, threats charges

MINSK, Belarus | Belarus president: Belting a ‘useful’ way to punish children

MINSK, Belarus  — The authoritarian president of Belarus has rejected a prospective law against domestic violence as Western “nonsense,” saying that physical punishment could be “useful” in raising children. President Alexander Lukashenko said a draft bill criminalizing domestic violence needs more work. He told journalists Friday that he is personally against the physical punishment of … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Belarus president: Belting a ‘useful’ way to punish children

MINSK, Belarus | Belarus president: Belting useful for children as punishment

MINSK, Belarus— Belarus’ president has rejected prospective steps against domestic violence as Western “nonsense,” saying that physical punishment could be useful in raising children. Alexander Lukashenko said a draft bill criminalizing domestic violence needs more work. He told journalists Friday that he is personally against physical punishment of children, but added that a “good belting … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Belarus president: Belting useful for children as punishment

Washington News: Louisiana Man, Antoine Q Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Possession of Firearms After Conviction of Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence

Washington – The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Antoine Q. Washington, a 29 year old resident of Monroe, Louisiana was sentenced to 30 months of incarceration for illegal possession of two firearms after being convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. According to a factual statement Washington signed in connection with his guilty plea, … Continue reading Washington News: Louisiana Man, Antoine Q Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Possession of Firearms After Conviction of Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence

DALLAS | Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions with his franchise. The league also announced Wednesday that it would require staffing, reporting and policy changes for the Mavericks seven months after a Sports Illustrated … Continue reading DALLAS | Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway says more domestic vilence victims could be helped if government red tape was eliminated for shelter funding

More than 28,000 shelter requests were unmet in 2017; audit shows victims in Missouri were turned away at higher rate than five surrounding states JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report on domestic violence shelter funding that found burdensome requirements in state law have meant an inefficient and uneven … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway says more domestic vilence victims could be helped if government red tape was eliminated for shelter funding

Alabama News: Governor Kay Ivey Awards $1.89 Million to Help Victims of Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse

MONTGOMERY, AL – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Friday awarded $1.89 million in grants to support organizations and programs that help victims of domestic violence and elder abuse throughout the state. “No one should ever have to experience the horrors of domestic violence or elder abuse, but there is hope for those who unfortunately do … Continue reading Alabama News: Governor Kay Ivey Awards $1.89 Million to Help Victims of Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse

BOSTON | Celtics’ Jabari Bird charged with attacking his girlfriend

BOSTON  — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment before he collapsed in distress, prosecutors said at his arraignment Thursday. Bird, 24, was held on $50,000 bail after not-guilty pleas to domestic violence-related charges were entered on his behalf. Police spoke with Bird’s … Continue reading BOSTON | Celtics’ Jabari Bird charged with attacking his girlfriend

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump’s picks

ST. PAUL, Minn.  — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn. | Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump’s picks

MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

MADISON, Wis — Democrats fought to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest on Tuesday as the 2018 primary season roared through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend longtime political trends this fall and beyond. At the same time, accusations of domestic violence involving the … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

Ohio State’s Meyer defends self, ex-assistant denies abuse

Urban Meyer is insisting that he properly handled 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches at the time, though he acknowledged he was not forthright with reporters when questioned last week about the claims. The assistant Meyer fired, Zach Smith, also spoke up on Friday, denying that he abused his ex-wife, … Continue reading Ohio State’s Meyer defends self, ex-assistant denies abuse

Ohio St’s Day the latest interim coach tapped amid trouble

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is on administrative leave as the school investigates claims his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will run the team during the investigation. Here are some of the coaches who took interim roles at … Continue reading Ohio St’s Day the latest interim coach tapped amid trouble

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio St. to keep reporters away amid Meyer probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation of coach Urban Meyer’s handling of abuse claims against an assistant coach (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Ohio State plans to keep reporters away from its football team while it investigates coach Urban Meyer’s handling of a longtime assistant accused of domestic violence. The university canceled … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio St. to keep reporters away amid Meyer probe

ST. MARTIN, Miss | Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the band’s original bass player, was arrested Friday at his St. … Continue reading ST. MARTIN, Miss | Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found

Washington News: Round Valley Tribal Member, Walter Richard Harrington Convicted of Domestic Violence Sentenced to 87 Months Imprisonment

Spokane,Wn – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Walter Richard Harrington, age 54, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes recently residing in Tieton, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on November 2, 2017 to assault by strangling on Indian Reservation. United States District … Continue reading Washington News: Round Valley Tribal Member, Walter Richard Harrington Convicted of Domestic Violence Sentenced to 87 Months Imprisonment