BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Georgia law enforcement official recently arrested a 30-year-old family doctor who allegedly made terroristic threats in her South Georgia practice. Based on the police report, the woman hurled various objects at staff members and threatened to chop off someone’s head and “roll it down the hallway.”
Family Doctor Has Personal Issues, Authorities Declared
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 30-year-old Marian Antoinette Patterson, a Valdosta, family doctor. Following an incident which occurred on the 21st of February at Patterson’s clinic in South Georgia, the woman was charged one count of false imprisonment and three counts of making terroristic threats.
According to a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, on the day Patterson was taken in custody, a staff member called 911 and told the emergency operator that her supervisor lost and threatened to kill everyone inside the clinic.
Based on eyewitnesses’ testimonies, Patterson lost control and began hurling various objects towards her employees. One woman who witnessed the family doctor’s emotional episode claims to see her throw a catalog, reflex hammer, several prescription bottles, and a potted plant. Arresting officers declared that she also threw two water glasses at her staff.
Before being taken into custody, the family doctor threatened to slit the throats of all her employees and even told a woman that she’s going to cut off her head, roll it down the hallway, and call her child in order to show her the head.
Ashley Paulk, the Lowndes County Sheriff, characterized Patterson’s case as unfortunate. Paulk noted that the woman’s February outbreak was the result of unresolved personal matters.
Nevertheless, the family doctor was taken into custody and charged with false imprisonment and making terroristic threats. Pending the outcome of her trial, Patterson’s medical license was suspended. The woman was released home after posting bail, but she’s expected in court next month.
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