Reported disturbance at JRMC results in arrest

A Jefferson County man who was being treated at Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Monday was arrested after he allegedly pushed a doctor while trying to get out of an examination room, then allegedly damaged a wall, a laptop computer and a cart while struggling with police.

Timothy Dorman, 30, was in a locked examination room because he reportedly told hospital personnel he was “having suicidal thoughts,” Detective Sgt. Bill Wiegand said in a probable cause affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Dr. Janet Curry went to speak with Dorman when he allegedly pushed the door, striking Dr. Curry, then pushed his way into the hall where he was confronted by a police officer who was there on another matter.

Wiegand said in the affidavit that the officer fired a taser at Dorman, with one prong striking Dorman and the other striking a hospital wall, and after a second attempt to subdue Dorman with the taser failed, officers used a police baton to get him under control.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Dorman on Wednesday that a large hole was knocked in the wall when Dorman resisted arrest, and a cart and new laptop computer were knocked to the floor during the struggle.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Dorman after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery and criminal mischief, both felonies, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

Judge Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Dorman, and told him to come back to court June 26.