Sulphur Springs Police arrested a 23-year-old Emory man accused of assaulting a hospital security guard Saturday.
Officers responded at 5 p.m. November 28, 2020 at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs to a report of a physical altercation between a man and hospital security officer. According to police reports the man would not leave the hospital and engaged in a physical altercation with the hospital security guard.
Upon arrival, police reported finding a man in the hospital parking lot engaged in an altercation with a 23-year-old security officer, using vulgar language toward officers and staff at the hospital, in front of other people. The hospital security guard had blood coming from his head, with gauze on it in an attempt to staunch the blood flow. In addition to a head laceration, the guard’s shoulder was also reportedly dislocated in the altercation.
The foul mouthed man, identified in arrest and police reports as Christopher Shane Ely Jr. of Emory, was taken into custody for assault on a security guard. Ely was uncooperative, resisted and refused to follow commands given by officers as they escorted him to a patrol vehicle.
Officers later learned the date of birth Ely gave was incorrect. Police noted the man, when talking to officers, did not speak clearly, and allegedly admitted to consuming a controlled substance. He was also reported to have been released from custody in Rains County two days prior to the alleged hospital altercation on Nov. 28 in Sulphur Springs.
Ely remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, Nov. 30, 2020, on a third-degree felony assault on security officer charge.
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