aggravated assault


Definition of aggravated assault 

: an assault that is more serious than a common assault: such as

a : an assault combined with an intent to commit a crime

b : any of various assaults so defined by statute

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Ortiz, 35, was being held in Laredo on four counts of murder in the deaths, as well as aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint linked to a fifth woman who escaped, Erika Pena. Susan Montoya Bryan, The Seattle Times, "Police: Border agent targeted victims for vulnerability," 18 Sep. 2018 Travis was seen running into a hotel where he was arrested by cops and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of armed robbery with a firearm, the paper reported. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "10 robbed at gunpoint in 7 hours on New Orleans streets," 22 July 2018 Police said Wilson was charged on suspicion of first-degree felony criminal mischief and two counts of aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Video shows Texas man ramming truck into Walmart causing major havoc," 29 June 2018 Thomas Robinson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in April. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "Former Tempe judge who stabbed his wife sentenced," 29 June 2018 Szepi was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm, police said. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Chicago cop arrested on suspicion of pulling a gun outside Rosemont tavern," 24 June 2018 Williams was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and battery in a domestic violence case in May 2014, but the state attorney’s office declined to prosecute, court records show. Randy Roguski,, "Who is Dedrick Williams, the man accused of killing rapper XXXTentacion?," 21 June 2018 Marmolejo pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, LubbockOnline reported. Crystal Hill, star-telegram, "Girlfriend downloaded Snapchat. It led to a bloody, brutal beating, Texas police say," 12 June 2018 Edwards was booked Monday on three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, court records show. Marie Simoneaux,, "2 men accused in Pines Village shootout that left 1 shot in knee," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of aggravated assault

1845, in the meaning defined above

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