Fight Over McNuggets Results in Assault Charges

Posted on February 25th, 2011 No Comments

A couple in Cape Cod is facing charges after allegedly assaulting each other with a knife during a dispute over chicken McNuggets.

According to officials with the Falmouth Police Department, 20 Ziomarie Black and 31 year-old Edward Collado were arrested just after midnight Sunday, after the pair allegedly stabbed each other during a fight in their apartment. The arrest report says the fight began when Collado and Black went to the McDonald’s restaurant on Teaticket Highway with two friends and began arguing.

After the fight, Black left in a car with two friends while Collado went to a nearby Holiday Inn to call police. When police apprehended Collado and Black separately , Black had scratches from a knife on her chest and red marks on her neck consistent with strangulation, according to the report. Collado had suffered a bite and a slash on his hand.

Black was charged with domestic assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and larceny of less than $250 – stemming from $104 of Collado’s she allegedly took when she left the apartment. Collado was charged with domestic assault and battery.

If you have been charged with a similar crime in Massachusetts, please contact the Cape Cod Assault Attorney James Powderly by calling 504-343-0676.

Most Wanted Massachusetts Sex Offender Arrested in New Jersey

Posted on February 16th, 2011 No Comments

One of Massachusetts most wanted sex offenders was arrested in New Jersey Wednesday morning.

According to officials with the Massachusetts State Police, 46 year-old Samuel Harper was arrested in Loongbranch, N.J. Wednesday. He is wanted out of the Roxbury Municiple Court and the Lawrence District  Court for failure to register as a Level 3 sex offender. His arrest was the culmination of a joint investigation between the Massachusetts and New Jersey State Police.

Harper was convicted of multiple counts of rape of a child with force and assault with intent to commit rape in 1993.

Harper is expected to appear in Ocean City Superior Court Thursday where he has been charged as a fugitive from justice.

If you need assistance in the realm of sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Woman Charged with DUI After Crashing Car into Church

Posted on February 11th, 2011 No Comments

A 23 year-old woman was recently charged with a DUI after she crashed her car into the basement of a church.

The woman was driving before sunrise on a Sunday morning when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle narrowly missed hitting a pole and slid down an embankment. It finally stopped after hitting a tree and crashing into the church.

The woman was not seriously injured and is facing several charges of endangerment and driving under the influence.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI, please contact the Cape Cod drunk driving defense attorney, James Powderly, at 508-343-0676.

Wisconsin School District Official Charged with Sex Crime

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 No Comments

School District Superintendent in Wisconsin has been charged with a child sex crime.

According to officials with the New Holstein Police Department, 54 year-old administrator Christopher Nelson is facing a charge of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. The criminal complaint states Nelson corresponded with an undercover officer who was posing as a 15 year-old boy. The officer responded to a post by Nelson on Craigslist.

According to the complaint, several e-mails went back and forth in June 2010 and Nelson contacted the officer using instant messenger on December 30. A search warrant affidavit shows Nelson asked the undercover officer to meet him for sex in downtown Milwaukee. The meeting was set up for January 19. Detectives saw Nelson’s vehicle traveling towards the meeting location on the 19th and notified all other units. Once a positive identification was made, a traffic stop was conducted.

Milwaukee police say nelson admitted he was chatting with a 15 year-old boy. He also admitted to having images of child pornography on his laptop.

If you need assistance in the realm of sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts sex crimes lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

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