A fugitive recovery attempt by a Gwinnett County bounty hunter almost ended with obstruction charges against a nurse at Barrow Regional Medical Center. The bounty hunter called the Sheriff’s Office after a confrontation with the ER charge nurse.
The bounty hunter said he received a tip that the man he was attempting to locate was in the emergency room. The bounty hunter went to the emergency room and placed the suspect in handcuffs.
The ER charge nurse then ordered the bounty hunter to remove the handcuffs and leave the emergency room. The bounty hunter immediately complied and notified authorities that a wanted man was at the hospital.
When the first deputy arrived at the hospital, he attempted to question the charge nurse about the suspect, Marquise Williams, 20, of 366 Glenmoor Place in Winder. Williams was wanted on two outstanding warrants – one for felony probation violation and one for failure to appear.
The nurse refused to answer the deputy’s questions and would not allow the deputy to speak with Williams. The deputy requested a Sheriff’s Office supervisor come to the hospital to assist.
When the supervisor arrived, he asked the charge nurse for her identification in order to obtain information for the incident report. The nurse demanded to know why he needed her information and said she would speak to her boss first. The nurse’s boss, the hospital’s chief nursing officer, wanted to know why the deputy could not use the hospital’s contact information instead of the nurse’s personal information.
The deputy explained why he needed the information and requested to see the charge nurse’s driver’s license. Instead of handing over the license, the chief nursing officer began reading the information off the license to the deputy. When the deputy asked for the charge nurse’s address, the chief nursing officer attempted to provide the hospital’s address. At that point, the deputy instructed the chief nursing officer to hand over the license which she “reluctantly” did, according to the report.
Both the charge nurse and the chief nursing officer continued to cite HIPPA rules as their reason for not providing any information about Williams.
The deputy explained the law regarding obstruction of a law enforcement officer and that Williams had two valid warrants for his arrest and that, as law enforcement officers, they had the right to seek Williams out wherever he may be. The deputy further explained that they had no intention of denying Williams medical treatment. The deputy said he did not need to know anything about Williams’ condition, only when he would be released.
The charge nurse and the chief nursing officer said HIPPA rules prevented them from disclosing that information.
Finally, the chief nursing officer agreed to check into whether or not the rules would allow them to notify the deputy before Williams was discharged. The hospital’s risk assessment department confirmed that it would be acceptable to notify authorities when a patient with active warrants was being released.
Once Williams was released, he was immediately taken into custody.
Other recent arrests made by Barrow County Sheriff’s deputies include:
•Raymond Allen Barrett, 21 Ninth Street, Auburn, probation violation.
•Glenn Harry Berns, 44, 828 Delmar Court, Atlanta, probation violation.
•Khalil Assad Bruce, 23, 2094 Broad Street, Statham, probation violation.
•Jessica Nicole Bryant, 20, 114 Hilltop Drive, Griffin, failure to appear.
•Cornelious Lamont Butler, 50, 1941 Dooley Town Road, Statham, parole violation and giving false information.
•Guy Lamar Butler, 27, 250 Griffeth Street, Winder, probation violation.
•Jeffrey Jon Cameron, 49, 155 Freeman Circle, Statham, parole violation and VGCSA.
•Patrick Michael Carew, 34, 1766 Cambrook Glenn, York, S.C., aggravated assault and battery.
•Michael Thomas Ciucevich Jr., 36, 104 South Stratford Drive, Athens, probation violation.
•Jonathan Earl Coggins, 25, 3095 Lothridge Road, Gainesville, probation violation.
•Brantley Kip Cowart, 40, 220 Leachman Road, Commerce, theft by shoplifting.
•Maurice Windell Davis Jr., 25, 4300 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, probation violation.
•Kenneth Todd Deal, 36, 1311 Scenic Court, Auburn, VGCSA.
•Chad Arthur Doughty, 23, 150 Hidden Hollow Court, Ellijay, failure to appear.
•Natalie Shawn Gilmer, 40, 296 Gorde Court, Winder, driving while license suspended, financial transaction card theft, party to the crime of theft by taking and party to the crime of entering auto.
•Stephen Christopher Gravitt, 20, 462 McCarty Road, Statham, probation violation.
•David Brantley Greene, 43, 234 North Burson Avenue, Bogart, probation violation.
• Marion Tyrone Hall, 36, 400 Catalpa Court, Athens, probation violation.
•Jesse Lamar Haney, 44, 3455 Braselton Highway, Hoschton, probation violation.
•Jennifer Suzanne Harvey, 36, 3480 Duncan Bridge Road, Buford, probation violation.
•Aaron Pierre Henry, 24, 136 Sentry Court, Winder, probation violation.
•Walter Grady Hosch, 38, 150 Pine Rock Road, Winder, failure to appear.
•Dustin Brooks House, 27, 739 Highway 211, Winder, family violence battery, theft by taking and criminal trespass.
•Dennis Westley Jackson, 46, 596 Sharron Drive, Lawrenceville, probation violation.
•Stephanie Denise Lowery, 42, 139 North Ridge Drive, Winder, VGCSA.
•Yancy Anthony Manning, 31, 1480 Sedgefield Trail, Bethlehem, first degree cruelty to children, public indecency and solicitation of sodomy.
•Niketa Martina Moon, 26, 271 East Wright Street, Winder, probation violation.
•Duett Cedron Parrish, 46, 35 West Midland Avenue, Winder, obstruction, entering auto and theft by taking.
•Tempest Ray, 49, 368 Centennial Drive, Bethlehem, family violence simple battery.
•Rolundus Eugene Rice, 55, 300 Lane Drive, Winder, probation violation.
•Timothy Dean Roberts, 25, 230 Sycamore Court, Monroe, probation violation.
•Joshua Alan Sassenger, 35, 1019 Rolling Ridge Lane, Auburn, family violence simple assault and criminal trespass.
•Joshua Marcus Smith, 22, 348 Caesar Road, Winder, entering auto and theft by taking.
•Martin Blake Still, 26, 223 Holsenbeck School Road, Winder, parole violation.
•Eric Shane Waddell, 40, 153 Porterfield Lane, Becca, W.V., discharging firearm under the influence of alcohol, false imprisonment, criminal trespass, family violence battery, possession of arms by convicted felon and aggravated assault.
•Jackie Skinner Wall, 57, 1419 Jones Road, Winder, probation violation.
•Marquise Deion Williams, 20, 366 Glenmoor Place, Winder, failure to appear, off bond on charges of criminal trespass and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and probation violation.
•Adrian Nicole Ansley, 20, 479 Tanners Bridge Road, Bethlehem, theft by shoplifting.
•Ellen Nicole Ansley, 40, 479 Tanners Bridge Road, Bethlehem, theft by shoplifting.
•George Anthony Baldwin, 26, 2194 Broad Street, Statham, VGCSA.
•Basheer Ali Bhaidini, 54, 1202 Green Crest, Lawrenceville, keeping a gambling place and commercial gambling.
•Ernest James Byrd, 50, 234 Wood Avenue, Winder, conversion of payments.
•Joshua Preston Craft, 26, 3130 June Ivey Road, Bethlehem, hold for Gwinnett County.
•Logan Darrell Cronic, 19, 270 Third Street, Statham, criminal trespass.
•Michelle Suzanne Fleming, 28, 417 Watson Road, Winder, theft by shoplifting.
•Maureen Miller Flint, 29, 302 Junction Court, Winder, failure to maintain lane and DUI.
•Laurie Ann Gibson, 47, 155 Freeman Circle, Athens, VGCSA.
•Sean Xavier Hogan, 35, 4289 Pleasant Lake Village Lane, Duluth, probation violation.
•Justin Patrick Hollifield, 17, 309 Browns Road, Statham, criminal trespass.
•James William Hughes, 39, 80 Green Tree Drive, Auburn, probation violation.
•Robert Hoyt King, 30, 17 Hosch Circle, Winder, hold for Cedartown Police.
•Evelyn Darlene Landers, 48, 271 East Wright Street, Winder, theft by shoplifting.
•Michael William Layer II, 32, 473 Valley Trace, Winder, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and DUI.
•Jeffrey Alton Littleton, 36, 521 Hilldale Circle, Winder, family violence battery and VGCSA.
•Corey Shane Locklear, 20, 186 Parks Mill Road, Auburn, VGCSA and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
•Michael James Miller, 33, 3477 Janice Lane, Stone Mountain, DUI, seatbelt violation, open container and failure to maintain lane.
•Lori Ann Patton, 47, 1158 Locus Drive, Bethlehem, driving in violation of limited permit and driving while license suspended.
•Jorge Saucedo-Alonso, 52, 6873 Allen Circle, Norcross, driving while unlicensed and failure to yield to emergency vehicle.
•Angela Ann Sullivan, 37, 94 Grizzle Street, Royston, harassing phone calls.
•Gustavo Verdugomeja, 18, 360 Mobile Drive, Winder, speeding and driving while unlicensed.
•Daniel Edward Wagner, 45, 900 Jackson Trail Road, Winder, battery.
•Eric Michael Wondoloski, 35, 158 Locust Drive, Bethlehem, seatbelt violation, expired tag and driving while license suspended.