Officer Indicted for Assault of Woman During Traffic Stop

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In November 2013, a woman claimed she was assaulted by an officer as he was taking her into custody. Yesterday, the Hickory police officer turned himself in to the Catawba County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office in response to a grand jury indictment. Released on bond, he is scheduled for arraignment on Friday. What happened? Not
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Assault Charges Against Five in North Carolina “knockout Game”

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The so-called “Knockout Game” has received media attention in Raleigh and across the nation. Reports indicate that groups of young men roam city streets and find people to punch and knock out. According to a recent report, the “Knockout Game” has made its way into eastern North Carolina. Five assault arrests have been made in
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North Carolina Man Faces Kidnapping, Assault, Robbery Charges

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About 200 miles to the east of Raleigh, a North Carolina man faces a slew of serious criminal charges after a reported robbery at a drug store. He faces charges including kidnapping and assault, a spokesperson for the Nags Head Police Department said. A woman alleged to be his accomplice was also arrested. The 29-year-old
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Ride Operator Arrested After Injuries at North Carolina State Fair

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A week ago, Raleigh news outlets were filled with stories about the five North Carolina State Fair goers injured in a ride accident. Now, outlets are carrying the story of the arrest of the 46-year-old ride operator on three felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury. The Wake County Sheriff
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Accusations of Misdemeanor and Felony Assault in North Carolina

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People who are accused of assault may be tempted to sit down immediately with the police, who are asking a series of thoughtful questions, and explain what happened. This is a natural inclination for some, but it is also important to remember the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney. A quick
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