Woman assaults police officer at Marcum & Wallace
An Irvine woman was arrested after an altercation at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital (MWMH) when she wanted to leave her mental evaluation early last week.
Irvine Division of Police Chief Brad Smith said Donna Boyd, 50, of Ed Riddle Road, was at MWMH for a mental health evaluation when she became angry because she wasn’t allowed to leave on July 9.
He said Boyd wanted to leave before her evaluation and when she wasn’t allowed she began threatening hospital employees and the police were called.
IDP Officer Michael Gross reported that when he responded to the call he found Boyd screaming and yelling.
She was telling those present she would run them all over.
She told Dr. Stone she would kill him several times. Gross reported that she threatened to stab Stone, hit him with a car and attempt to kill him in other ways.
Witnesses said they saw Boyd rip vacuum tubes and machinery, a hand sanitizer dispenser and thermostat from the hospital wall.
When Gross attempted to apprehend Boyd she punched him in the chin and ripped his pair of protective gloves.
Ravenna Police Chief Ken White also responded to the call and is listed as a witness to the altercation.
Boyd was arrested and charged with third degree terroristic threatening, second degree criminal mischief, second degree disorderly conduct and third degree assault of a police officer.
She pleaded not guilty in Estill County District Court on July 12.
At press time, she was scheduled to return to district court Wednesday, July 18.