Louisiana Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Hospital Staff, Refusing to Leave, and Making Threats
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting hospital staff, refusing to leave, and making threats.
Sheriff Tim Soignet of Terrebonne Parish made an announcement about the arrest of a man from Houma, Louisiana. The arrest was made on several charges after a disturbance complaint was investigated by the Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Ladarius Lamar Jones, a 21-year-old resident of Houma, Louisiana was taken into custody due to his involvement in the disturbance.
The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division was called to Chabert Medical Center on July 13th, just before 10:00 am, in response to reports of a disturbance. Deputies arrived at the scene and discovered that Jones had caused trouble with the hospital staff while visiting a patient. Despite multiple requests to leave, Jones refused to do so. Security staff stated that Jones physically assaulted two hospital employees and, during their interaction with him, made threats to take their weapons and harm people within the hospital.
Jones was promptly apprehended by the officers and subsequently charged with two counts of Battery of a Healthcare Worker, along with charges of Terrorizing and Entering and remaining after being forbidden. He was then transferred to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, where he is currently detained with a bond set at $10,000.
Sheriff Tim Soignet expressed his appreciation for the prompt reaction of the Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Soignet said, “This incident could have ended very differently, if not for the quick actions of hospital staff and Deputies. Our agency takes these types of complaints very serious, and we will always do what is necessary to keep our community safe.”
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.