Unruly Patient Arrested

Pikeville, KY — A Pikeville woman was arrested Friday night and charged with assault in the 3rd degree. According to the arrest citation, Pikeville Police responded to the Pikeville Medical Center Emergency Room on a disturbance call. When officers arrived, they found 44-year-old April Smith, apparently intoxicated, yelling and causing a disturbance. Emergency Room staff informed the officers that one nurse came into Smith’s room to treat her and Smith assaulted the nurse by pulling a portion of the nurse’s hair out. Smith had a spit mask on as she had tried to spit on staff and security personnel as they tried to restrain her from causing any further injuries to staff members. Smith was arrested and transported to the Pike County Detention Center and charged with Alcohol intoxication in a public place, 2nd degree disorderly conduct and 3rd degree assault on a member of EMS, Fire, Rescue.

                                                                       April Smith