aggravated assault

noun

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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Aviles was charged with armed home invasion robbery, three counts of false imprisonment, aggravated assault and grand theft. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Volusia County sheriffs track home invasion suspect by GPS on stolen cell phone," 29 May 2018 Roderick Williams, 40, is wanted on charges of rape, aggravated assault and kidnapping, LaGrange police said. Steve Burns, ajc, "Man accused of kidnapping woman from Georgia car parts plant, raping her," 13 July 2018 Daniel Gaytan, 20, 400 block of Linden Avenue, Aurora, was charged with aggravated assault at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday at his home, Aurora police said. Erika Wurst, Aurora Beacon-News, "Police: Aurora man charged with armed robbery," 13 July 2018 On Thursday, a Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments charging Hunt with assault and battery and Salerno with aggravated assault and battery. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Lindsay Lohan’s Cousin Allegedly Beaten by 2 Men, New Jersey Police Officer Charged," 12 July 2018 That passenger, Zaijuan, was charged on Wednesday with aggravated assault and attempted criminal homicide, according to court records. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "Officer Who Shot Antwon Rose Is Charged With Criminal Homicide," 27 June 2018 Williams eventually pleaded guilty in 2010 to aggravated assault and was convicted of four counts of covering it up. Jenice Armstrong, Philly.com, "A big rebound for ex-Sixers star Jayson Williams | Jenice Armstrong," 4 June 2018 They are expected to face charges of aggravated assault, robbery and several misdemeanor charges. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Applebee’s waitress was stabbed after she brushed up against diner’s leg, cops say," 13 July 2018 Court records in Grayson County indicate that Morrison was convicted of two assaults in 1997, the assault of a family member in 1998 and the aggravated assault of a family member in 2008, for which he was sentenced to seven years in prison. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "They went to see ‘The First Purge.’ He stabbed a man over a reserved seat, Texas cops say," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of aggravated assault

1845, in the meaning defined above

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