Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon; Assault and Battery: Pretrial Probation
Police receive a 911 call from an apparently frantic woman who has locked herself in bathroom. The woman alleges that her boyfriend is out of control and threatening her with a kitchen knife. The woman specifically alleged that he “is trying to kill me” and “put a knife to my throat.” Police receive a second 911 call from same residence, but this caller is the man’s mother. She too alleges that her son is threatening harm with a knife, had caused property damage by punching holes in the walls of the residence, and had chased his girlfriend out of the house. Police respond and discover the friend in the street, visibly shaken, crying and upset. Police interview the two callers and then place the man under arrest for both Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (i.e. kitchen knife) and Assault and Battery. Successfully negotiated on morning of trial that man be allowed to maintain his not guilty plea and be placed on pretrial probation for 12 months. Providing he successfully completes the probation term, the case will be dismissed and the man will suffer no criminal conviction from these events.