Thank you for that information.
It is very common (and unfortunate) when individuals who are arrested end up in police blotters in the newspaper and online. This is because the police blotters are made up of individuals who peruse publicly available police reports and obtain their information solely from those reports and is compiled based on arrests only (and not actual convictions). Hundreds of people are arrested each day (and end up in a blotter) only to be found not guilty or the case being dismissed (for whatever reason) down the road in Court (where the actual evidence is heard and a fair and impartial judge/jury reaches the determination).
So, to answer your first question, the police blotter does not indicate anything other than an arrest. Also, being able to pull up the court file does not necessarily mean a conviction was entered against a person. Anytime a charge is brought, a court file will be created. Even if the case is dismissed or a finding of not guilty is entered after a trial, the court file will continue to exist (up to the point where the defendant obtains an order to seal or expunge the court file).
What is more important is the actual disposition of the case, which can be found in the court file. This is the only, and best, ***** ***** find out if this person had been convicted of the offense. Perhaps additional research on your part will disclose this, but unless and until this is determined, there is no way to know if a conviction had been entered. The fact that a police blotter and court file exist only indicates that: 1) an arrest was made and 2) charges were filed against an individual. Outside of that, only an inspection of the documents of the actual file (or obtaining an individual's criminal history) will reveal if the person had been convicted or not.
Furthermore, battery (or solicit to commit battery) is not necessarily always an indicator of a violent propensity. This is because battery can be charged with the common types of actions usually associated with battery (i.e., punching someone, pushing someone, etc) or with what is commonly called "offensive contact" which can include poking someone, patting someone on the shoulder (in conjunction with other actions or statements that may make it "offensive" to a reasonable person) or even flicking or blowing into someone's ear jokingly (assuming the "victim" takes exception to the action). Again, generally, the actual charging document in the court file will contain a description of the action that the State's Attorney's Office considers "battery."
So, in essence, it is impossible to, by simply providing the charges and the fact that someone was arrested, to determine whether or not someone is a proper fit for whatever activity it is that you may be engaged in.
Before proceeding, I would like to pause and ask if you have any questions on what I have provided thus far?