Tag Archives: aggravated assault

  • George Zimmerman assailant charged with assault

    Matthew Apperson, the man who shot at George Zimmerman earlier this week along a busy road in Lake Mary, Florida, has been taken into police custody and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance, according to the San Jose Mercury News on May 15.

    According to a Lake Mary Police Department press release, Apperson surrendered himself to authorities.

    Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer who was not convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in 2012, was visiting the Orlando suburb for Mother’s day when the altercation occurred. According to his attorney, Zimmerman was driving to his doctor’s appointment when Apperson allegedly fired into Zimmerman’s truck for no reason at all. Apperson’s representation, however, said the event was self-defense, possibly in relation to a previous instance of road range in which Zimmerman threatened Apperson.

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  • Argument in Wendy’s drive-thru results in assault

    Forty-four-year-old Edwin Teodoro Torres was charged on March 16 with a second-degree felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing someone while during an argument in the line of a Wendy’s drive-through, KXAN reported.

    The incident occurred at 1425 West Wells Branch Parkway in Pflugerville at around 3:40 a.m. on March 14.

    According to police investigations, Torres showed aggressive behavior towards people ordering in the take-out drive-through counter, allegedly driving behind a black pickup truck and honking his horn at the pickup’s driver to prompt him to hurry.

    The two men had an argument, leading Torres to reach out the window of his vehicle as he passed the black pickup to stab the driver in the chest.

    Torres admitted to stabbing the man at the drive-through because he believed the man was trying to rob him.

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