Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Jesse Scardina firstname.lastname@example.org
WATERVILLE — A College Avenue woman charged in August with assault and terrorizing at a Waterville hospital is facing two more charges after she allegedly bit and scratched a nurse and a police officer Monday night at the same hospital.
Kimberly Bartlett, 22, of 172 College Ave., was arrested on charges of misdemeanor and felony assault, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.
Waterville police responded at 9:45 p.m. to a report of an out-of-control woman at MaineGeneral Medical Center's Thayer Campus, he said.
Bartlett was receiving medical care there and while employees were working to change Bartlett into her gown, she became angry and aggressive, he said.
Bartlett allegedly dug her nails into a nurse's forearm, causing the nurse to bleed, and bit her other arm, leaving a bruise. While nurses, doctors and security personnel worked to contain her, she kicked the same nurse in the torso, Rumsey said.
"When officers arrived, hospital staff were working to hold her down and control her," Rumsey said.
While an officer attempted to handcuff Bartlett, she dug her nails into his hand, Rumsey said.
Bartlett was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and one count of assault on a medical care provider, a class C felony. She was unable to post $500 cash bail and was taken to the Kennebec County jail in Augusta. She is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 12 in Kennebec County Superior Court.
Rumsey said Bartlett also was issued a trespassing warning banning her from the hospital and unless she is getting medical treatment.
In August, Bartlett was arrested on charges of assault and terrorizing after she became enraged when the hospital staff tried to discharge her. Police said Bartlett made a statement about killing a doctor and wanting to blow up the hospital. When a nurse tried to restrain her, Bartlett allegedly punched the nurse in the chest.
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