Recent statistics released by the North Carolina Justice Department have Attorney General Roy Cooper calling for increased enforcement of domestic violence laws for both men and women throughout the state. According to the Justice Department, 122 people were killed in incidents of domestic violence in 2012.
A month after a domestic violence protective order was issued by a North Carolina District Judge, Marco Vellotti is in police custody and accused of fatally shooting his wife, Agata Flipska Vellotti. The couple had recently separated and was involved in a custody dispute related to their 7-year-old son.
An emergency order for protection under Chapter 50B of the North Carolina general statutes can be issued by a judge even before a person accused of committing domestic violence has the opportunity to defend him or herself. A Chapter 50B order can keep you from your home, from your family, from traveling within a certain distance of the person who accused you of domestic violence, your work (if you work with your accuser) and other places.
A New Hanover County man was recently charged with assault and assault with a deadly weapon after an apparent outburst of anger involving five high school football players. Authorities say that the assistant football coach at Hoggard High School struck some players in the head, grabbed at least one player by the neck and hit a wooden stick on a table to scare another player.
Janelle Evans, a mother on the MTV show "Teen Mom 2," has been arrested for the second time in one week, according to local reports.
A new study by Pediatrics released Monday shows that nearly one in three is arrested by law enforcement officer by the age of 23. Arrest is a shared experience for more than 30 percent of Americans. A 44 year old study showed that only 22 percent of Americans had been under arrest by age 23 but this new study puts that number at 30.2 percent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey of 9,000 women to learn about the prevalence of domestic violence. The results of the survey showed that one in four women say that they have been the victim of serious violence.
A two-year-old girl died at Gaston Memorial Hospital Thursday night. The toddler was left in the care of a registered sex offender while her mother went to work at a local Bessemer City café.
Many different things can lead to domestic violence. Many times, individuals who abuse family members do so while under the influence of alcohol. In these situations, resolving the alcohol abuse problem can put an end to the domestic violence.
A North Carolina woman was charged with inflicting serious bodily injury as well as assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking her live-in boyfriend during a heated domestic dispute last month, according to a detective from the Enfield, North Carolina police department. The woman's arrest came after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend numerous times all over his upper body.Apparently the couple had been drinking together before the situation erupted into the alleged incidence of domestic violence. Other reasons that could have led the woman to attack her boyfriend are unknown at this time.One of the stab wounds suffered by the man had the potential to be fatal. Although he is expected to make a full recovery, doctors are saying the situation could have easily become more serious. The Enfield, North Carolina woman charged in the incident was being held in jail on $50,000 bond until her hearing set for the end of January.