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Lawyer from public defender's office charged for assault

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by Krystal Paco


Guam - 31-year-old James Mortland III was charged in court today with aggravated assault and a special allegation for possession and use of a deadly weapon. According to court documents Mortland is accused of being drunk and punching a woman several times in the face in front of children. When she grabbed a small black steel cooking pot and swung it to stop him. He allegedly grabbed it and began hitting her with it. Mortland then is accused of throwing her to the ground and began kicking her.  The victim told police that she had been abused by Mortland in the past, but never reported it.  Mortland is an attorney at the Public Defender's Office.

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