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FBI Agent Charged Over Backflip Shooting

More charges possible beyond second-degree assault

(Newser) - Chase Bishop probably isn't in the mood for backflips anymore after his infamous one at a Denver bar earlier this month. The FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg after his gun fell from its holster while dancing turned himself in to Denver police Tuesday and... More »

Bieber Arrested for 2nd Time in Week

Charged with assault in Toronto over altercation with limo driver

(Newser) - Yet more criminal trouble for Justin Bieber: He turned himself in at a Toronto police station last night, where he was charged with assault and then quickly released, CBS News reports. Police say Biebs and five other people had a limousine pick them up at a nightclub in the city... More »

127 Hours Hiker Walks, Gal Charged With Assault

Aron Ralston won't face charge domestic assault charge

(Newser) - America's most famous one-armed hiker skirted an assault charge today but his girlfriend wasn't quite so lucky, the Denver Post reports. Ralston and girlfriend Vita Shannon, both 38, were arrested Saturday night in Denver and each charged with one count of assault and one count of wrongs to... More »

LA Car Rampage Suspect: It Was an Accident

Nathan Campbell, 38, faces possible life in prison

(Newser) - A lawyer for a Colorado man charged today with murder and assault for allegedly driving his car through a weekend throng on the Venice Beach boardwalk said it was an accident that has left his client devastated. "I don't believe he intentionally tried to hit anybody," said... More »

'Intoxicated' Randy Travis Hospitalized After Fight

Singer has yet another brush with the law

(Newser) - Randy Travis' downward spiral seems to be speeding up: Texas police say an "extremely intoxicated" Travis got into a fight in a church parking lot around 1am and ended up in the hospital, reports TMZ . Cops cited him for simple assault and labeled him the aggressor. It's not... More »

Cops: Mets Star K-Rod Assaulted Girlfriend's Dad

He's charged with assault for clubhouse incident

(Newser) - New York Mets star closer Francisco Rodriguez has been charged with assault after allegedly punching out his girlfriend's dad in, of all places, the "family room" of the team's clubhouse. Sources tell the New York Post that K-Rod (named for his strikeout prowess) roughed up 53-year-old Carlos Pena—after... More »

Want Fries, Er, Knuckle Sammy With That?

'Miscommunication' ends in burgers, punches being thrown

(Newser) - Apparently the customer isn't always right: Hamburgers, fries, punches, and chairs all were thrown during a fight involving customers and employees of a fast food restaurant in Kalamazoo that ended with two arrests. Police said four customers in a vehicle at a Wendy's drive-thru lane midday yesterday claimed their order... More »

Drunk, Swearing Teen Dragged Out of Prom

18-year-old leaves Ohio party spitting blood at police

(Newser) - An Ohio teen expelled from her prom for being drunk and belligerent was spitting mad—spitting blood, that is, from a self-inflicted nosebleed. Jessica Halter, 18, is facing a litany of charges after refusing to take a Breathalyzer test and screaming at school administrators, "You are fucking bitches this... More »

Hockey Player Guilty—but Only of 'Being an Asshole': Judge

Canadian Chris Doyle acquitted in assault trial

(Newser) - If Canadian junior hockey player Chris Doyle "was charged with being a colossal asshole, I would find him guilty," a judge said Friday. "Of assault causing bodily harm, I find him not guilty." The verdict ends Doyle's assault trial for showing up drunk at his ex-girlfriend's... More »

Bride Jailed After Flashing, Beating Bouncer

To be fair, Welsh woman also hit him in the head with a shoe

(Newser) - A Welsh lesbian wedding party turned saucy, then bloody, and finally litigious when the bride, caught up in a fight with a bar bouncer, bared her breasts, and then struck him in the head with her stiletto heel. No one disputes those facts, but the genesis of the argument is... More »

Breast Milk Attack Ends in Felony Charge

Woman squirts deputy, who expresses 'bio-hazard' fear

(Newser) - Toni Tramel had been arrested for public drunkenness, a misdemeanor. But when the 31-year-old Kentucky woman was putting on her inmate uniform, she allegedly squirted a stream of breast milk in the face of the female deputy watching her, WYMT-TV reports. After cleaning the “bio-hazard” off her face, the... More »

Cops Want Naomi Campbell After Assault on Driver

He says she hit him several times, then fled the car

(Newser) - Naomi Campbell's in hot water again over her temper. Police are looking for the fashion model after her limo driver reported that she punched and slapped him while he drove her around New York City today. She reportedly fled the car when he called 911. It's not clear what prompted... More »

Nancy Kerrigan Will Help Brother Fight Charges

Ruling of homicide in father's death 'unjustified'

(Newser) - Nancy Kerrigan says she views the ruling of her father's death as a homicide "unjustified," and says she and her family plan to help her brother fight assault charges. In a letter to friends and fans released today, Kerrigan says the ruling has only intensified the pain of... More »

Charlie Sheen Arraigned on Felony Charge

Actor appears in Colorado court to answer to domestic abuse allegations

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen was arraigned today in Aspen, Colo., on a felony charge of menacing and two misdemeanors after a Christmas Day fight with his wife, Brooke Mueller. The judge also lifted a restraining order that had been in place since Mueller summoned police, saying the actor had threatened her with... More »

Soldier Waterboards Daughter, 4, Over ABCs

He admits abuse, faces assault charges

(Newser) - A Washington state soldier has been charged with assault after admitting to police that he waterboarded his 4-year-old daughter for not properly reciting the alphabet. Cops found Joshua Tabor drunkenly wandering his Tacoma neighborhood in his combat helmet yelling about breaking windows. When they visited his home, his scratched and... More »

Ronnie Wood Charged With Assault

62-year-old out on bail after 'domestic incident'

(Newser) - Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is out on bail today after being arrested yesterday on assault charges. UK police called it a "domestic incident" but didn't offer further details. Last month, the 62-year-old Wood and his wife of 24 years divorced after his yearlong affair with Russian Ekaterina Ivanova... More »

After Nabbing Terrorist, Navy SEALs Face Assault Rap

Iraqi accused in '04 incident got bloody lip from US captors

(Newser) - After capturing one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq, three of the Navy SEALs involved in the operation now face assault charges for giving Ahmed Hashim Abed a bloody lip, military sources tell Fox News . Abed is said to have masterminded the 2004 murder and public mutilation of four... More »

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