Patient accused of attacking staff at Stillwater Medical Center


By Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) – A 20-year-old Blackwell man on probation for domestic violence has been charged with kicking two nurses and punching a security staff member at the emergency room from Stillwater Medical Center – where he had been taken by ambulance for a seizure.

Michael James Raynor was ordered to appear before a Payne County judge on May 26 for assault and battery after being released from a residential rehab center in Tulsa, court records show.

If convicted on all counts, Raynor could be jailed for up to four years and 90 days, according to court documents filed last week.

Raynor was arrested at a hospital on April 8 at 10:38 p.m., according to an affidavit from Stillwater Police Officer Kurt Merrill.

“While the defendant was initially treated in the emergency room, he became violent with the staff,” the affidavit states.

Two male security personnel “were at the scene and attempted to restrain the defendant as he attacked the medical staff”, according to the affidavit.

A registered nurse was kicked in her right breast and a registered nurse was kicked in the right side of her torso along the side of her ribs by the defendant, according to the affidavit.

A member of the security personnel “was punched in the face by the accused who knocked his glasses off his face, and the accused attempted to bite,” another security personnel, according to the affidavit.

After Raynor was then medically cleared, he was transported to Stillwater City Jail, according to the affidavit.

After Raynor’s release from Payne County Jail on April 14, he was in the custody of the Stillwater Urgent Recovery Center, according to a letter provided by the Grand Lake Mental Health Center, according to court records.

Five days later, Raynor was released from that facility and transported by Grand Lake Mental Health Center staff to 12 & 12 Addiction Recovery Center, a 30-day residential inpatient program in Tulsa where he was scheduled to be discharged May 19. according to court records. .

According to state Department of Corrections and Pottawatomie County Court records, in an earlier case, Raynor, then living in Tecumseh, pleaded guilty on June 17, 2020 to domestic assault and battery by strangulation and received a deferred sentence of five years. sentence including 39 days in prison.

Less than five months later, on November 4, 2020, Raynor was found guilty of violating the terms of his probation and sentenced to a year in prison, which he served approximately five months, followed by two years. probation, court records Show.

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