A patient at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center was arrested Monday after allegedly punching his nurse in the head and attempting to attack his doctor.
45-year-old Jamie Jones, who faces charges of simple assault and battery of emergency room personnel, told a deputy that he felt the nurse and the doctor disrespected him — an offense Jones said justified his violence.
Jones is accused of first punching his nurse in the head several times, causing the nurse’s face to turn red and swell. She also had scratches on her left ear and said she was going to seek medical treatment, according to a probable cause form.
Jones then allegedly tried to enter a locked nurse’s station in an attempt to attack his doctor, who was inside.
A hospital security guard and several nurses reportedly stopped Jones from entering the station. He was restrained to a hospital bed by security and medical staff.
While subdued, Jones continued to shout at the doctor that he was “going to get him,” the document reveals.