Domestic Assault and Battery; Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; and Assault on Police Officer: Dismissed.

Domestic Violence Offenses

Husband and wife allegedly have altercation in their home. Wife attacks and stabs husband in arm with a kitchen knife based upon her suspicion of his infidelity. Husband allegedly responds by striking her with a wooden stool and pushing her to the ground. Police are notified and respond to the couple’s home. When the police attempt to take husband into custody for allegedly assaulting his spouse, the husband lunges at an officer and pushes him down a flight of stairs. Husband is then pepper sprayed and restrained by multiple officers before being taking into custody. He was subsequently charged with Domestic Assault and Battery; Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; and Assault on Police Officer. Successfully negotiated for the dismissal of these charges on the morning of trial.