Archives For Aggravated assault and battery


Owner of pizza shop surprised by the viciousness of the attack


Judge calls abuse case ‘worst’ he’s seen

SALEM, Mass. — A Salem martial arts instructor charged with beating his girlfriend so severely that her own parents barely recognized her has been ordered held without bail.

Louf has pleaded not guilty to charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault and battery.

Police say Louf’s 27-year-old girlfriend suffered “cauliflower” ears, multiple broken noses, broken teeth, detached retinas and scars, bruises and bumps all over her body. She now needs reconstructive surgery.

Louf’s attorney Joseph Simons said his client is innocent and the woman’s injuries are from mixed-martial arts fighting.

Prosecutor Kate MacDougall said Louf dominated the woman and treated her like a “hostage,” controlling her phone and social media accounts.


Beverly police investigate weekend attacks
BEVERLY, Mass. — An Endicott College student was arrested after three students were assaulted as they walked on campus early Sunday morning, police said.

Dillon DeStefano, 19, of Riverdale, N.J., was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery, police said.

Watch report

A male student told police that he was walking along a path toward the main campus when he was approached by two unidentified men. After passing the men on the path, the victim said one of them punched the victim, causing a facial injury.

A second victim reported a similar attack in the area of the Hale Street campus in which that victim suffered broken bones to the face.

A third victim reported a similar assault to Endicott Campus Safety, in which that victim suffered minor injuries.

All three victims were walking alone at the time of the attacks, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Beverly Police Criminal Investigations Division at 978-921-6046.