Police: Man punched nurse at W. Va. hospital ED

A man was charged for punching a nurse in the jaw in the Kingwood, W. Va.-based Preston Memorial Hospital emergency department, The Dominion Post reports.

Kingwood police responded to a call from the hospital Aug. 27 reporting a patient "being very combative with the hospital staff." As an officer attempted to handcuff the man, the man struck a registered nurse in the jaw.

The 51-year-old man, David John Ritter, was charged with battery of a healthcare worker and was in jail Aug. 29.

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