Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
Originally posted on February 26, 2020 at 10:30 PM for VIP Members at the private AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group. To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.
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Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Green reports that he was working off duty security at St. Vincent Hospital on February 20, 2020 when he was called to the emergency department around 7:30AM to handle a patient that had been discharged, but refused to leave the emergency department.
ER Staff said that Angela aka “Angie” Lynn Maddox, 46, of Daffodil Street in Hot Springs, was discharged, but refused to leave the waiting area, kept trying to enter back into the patient care area and was hindering the staff from doing their job.
Dep. Green arrived quickly and met with Ms. Maddox. He told her that the ER Staff wanted her to leave. She refused to talk with the deputy and refused to leave. He explained this to her a few times and tried to get her to exit the building. She still refused to cooperate. He placed his hand on her shoulder and tried to guide her towards the exit door. She physically pushed back against that effort; still refusing to leave or cooperate.
He ordered her to start walking and leave the property, but she still refused. She was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. It took a lot of effort to get her into the sheriff car. At the jail, Ms. Maddox refused to exit the sheriff car. GCSO Detention Deputies had to assist her out of the car. Then, they had to carry her into the booking room.
Ms. Maddox was charged with Criminal Trespass with a $750 bond.
Court documents show that Ms. Maddox was in jail on February 21, but refused to cooperate with detention deputies and missed her court date that day. Her case was reset to February 24 and she was still held on $750 bond. She missed her February 24 court date due to medical reasons and her case was reset to February 26 and she was still being held on $750 bond. She appeared in court today. The disposition on the case, as listed on the GCSO Inmate Roster, is “nolle pros”.