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Mar 20, 2014

Coast Guardsman pleads guilty to misconduct

A Coast Guard lieutenant has pleaded guilty to military charges of assault and other misconduct while in port in Panama.

Oct 11, 2013

Off-duty deputy charged with assault

An off-duty Richland County sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman at a Columbia restaurant.

May 13, 2013

Assault warrant issued for Atlantic Beach mayor

Horry County sheriff's officials say they expect the mayor of Atlantic Beach to turn herself in on an assault warrant.

Mar 29, 2013

Rock Hill teacher accused of hurting student

An elementary school teacher in Rock Hill has been accused of hurting a female student, leaving a bruise on her arm.

Mar 21, 2012

Tort/Negligence – FTCA – Assault – Pentagon Police Officer

Ignacio v. U.S. A Pentagon police officer who allegedly assaulted a contract security officer assigned to the Pentagon, while the two were stationed at a Pentagon security checkpoint, does not have sovereign immunity from a suit for assault under the Federal Tort Claims Act; the 4th Circuit reverses the district court decision that the U.S. was immune from suit because the police officer [...]

Nov 3, 2011

Criminal Practice – Criminal Sexual Conduct – Lesser Included Offense – Assault – Insufficient Circumstantial Evidence

State v. Gilmore Even though defendant contends he and the victim had consensual sex after he battered her, he was not entitled to a jury instruction on the lesser-included offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature because there was no direct evidence of consent and there was insufficient circumstantial evidence of consent: the events occurred in the context of the vi[...]

May 11, 2011

Tort/Negligence – Premises Liability – Trespassers – Bank Parking Lot – Restaurant Customers – Assault

Davidson v. City of Beaufort Even though plaintiffs alleged that there several signs directing the public to park in the bank parking lot - making them public invitees - plaintiffs failed to forecast any evidence to support their allegation. In fact, plaintiffs failed to respond when defendants requested admissions that the alleged signs belonged to the defendant-city and were located on [...]

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