17-year old charged for aggravated battery to a nurse.
On Wednesday, June 9th, Galesburg Police were dispatched to St. Mary’s Medical Center in response to a disturbance complaint. According to police reports, a 17-year old Galesburg male came into the Emergency Room complaining of having despondent thoughts. The 17-year old became increasingly agitated and refused to follow a physician’s requests. When the physician told the male to lay on a bed, he grabbed the doctor by the throat. A female nurse came to the physician’s aid where the 17-year old grabbed the nurse by the arm and refused to calm down. The male finally began to calm down after additional hospital staff helped get the male into a hospital bed. The physician sustained a laceration to his hand and his throat during the struggle. The teen was placed under arrest and taken to the Knox County Jail for processing then on to the Mary Davis Home. The teen is facing two counts of aggravated battery to a nurse.www.wgil.com